Winnipeg Regional Health Authority
Rates of Clostridium difficile

Table 1: Site Specific Rates of Clostridium difficile associated diarrhea

April 1 to June 30, 2009
Facility Cases Rate by 1,000 Admissions Rate by 10,000 Patient Days
HSC 11 1.33 1.80
SBH 18 2.83 4.30
VGH 1 0.77 0.64
GH 10 6.66 4.81
CH 6 4.10 Ω 3.93 Ω
SOGH 6 4.03 2.46
RHC 1 Δ 0.74
DLC 0 Δ 0.00
MHC 0 Δ 0.00
Total 53 2.54 Ω 2.52 Ω

Δ Not applicable to long-term care facilities due to limited admissions

Ω WRHA data updated Feb. 14, 2012


HSC = Health Sciences Centre
SBH = St. Boniface Hospital
VGH = Victoria General Hospital
GH = Grace Hospital
CH = Concordia Hospital

SOGH = Seven Oaks General Hospital
RHC = Riverview Health Centre
DLC = Deer Lodge Centre
MHC = Misericordia Health Centre

Table 2:  Winnipeg Regional Health Authority Rates of Clostridium difficile Compared to Published Rates

Location Rate per 1,000
Rate by 10,000 Patient Days
Canada 1997
(6 week period)*
5.9 Not published
(Nov 1/04 - Apr 30/05)*
6.0 Not published
(Jan 1-Apr 30 2007)*
4.7 7.3
Winnipeg 2003** 5.4 6.6
Winnipeg 2004/2005*** 5.2 3.7
Winnipeg 2005/2006*** 6.0 5.2
Winnipeg 2006/2007*** 4.6 4.0
Winnipeg 2007/2008*** 3.0 2.7
Winnipeg 2008/2009*** 3.2 Ω 2.9 Ω
Winnipeg (Apr 1 – Jun 30/09) 2.5 Ω 2.5 Ω


** January 1 to December 31 calendar year

*** April 1 to March 31, fiscal year

Ω WRHA data updated Feb. 14, 2012

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