A former public health researcher for the Oregon Health Authority (OHA) was recently found to have “engaged in research misconduct” after apparently faking data on the incidence of Colostridium difficile infections in Klamath County, OR. The finding was released Friday, May 29, 2015, by the Office of Research Integrity (ORI),
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The October issue of the American Journal of Infection Control reports on a new study about a topic nobody really wants to think about — deadly diarrhea. It’s what happens when the otherwise harmless Clostridium difficile (C. difficile, or C. diff) digestive tract bacterium grows out of control, releasing toxins
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A new study reported by the Vancouver Sun found that failed handwashing audits for health-care facilities within the Vancouver Island Health Authority produced “disappointing”, and “unacceptable” results, according to the head of patient safety.

According to the hand hygiene compliance audits conducted in January and February, physicians were the worst
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