Winnipeg Regional Health Authority
Rates of Clostridium difficile

Table 1: Site Specific Rates of Clostridium difficile associated diarrhea


October 2011
Facility Cases Rate per 1,000 Admissions Rate per 10,000 Patient Days
HSC 1 0.38 0.47
SBH 3 1.34 2.18
VGH 2 4.07 3.48
GH 3 6.48 4.25
CH 0 0.00 0.00
SOGH 1 2.12 1.18
RHC 0 Δ 0.00
DLC 0 Δ 0.00
Total 10 1.50 1.40

Healthcare-associated cases include cases acquired in the hospital

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

Key

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

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


Location Rate per 1,000
Admissions
Rate per 10,000 Patient Days
Can. 1997 (6 week period)* 5.9 Not Published
Can. (Nov 1/04 - Apr 30/05)* 6.0 Not Published
Can. (Jan 1 - Apr 30 2007)* 4.8 7.4
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*** ^ 3.1 2.9 Ω
Winnipeg 2009/2010 *** 2.9 Ω 2.9
Winnipeg 2010/2011 *** 2.5 Ω 2.5
Winnipeg (Apr 1 - Jun 30/11) 2.3 Ω 2.3 Ω
Winnipeg (Jul 1 - Sep 30/11) 2.8 Ω 2.7
Winnipeg (October 2011) 1.5 1.4

* - CNISP. CNISP rates updated to include revised 2006 and new 2007 rates on September 22, 2010

** - January 1 to December 31 calendar year

*** - April 1 to March 31, fiscal year

^ - Misercordia Health Centre data included in the rate calculations

§ WRHA data updated September 22, 2010

Ω WRHA data updated February 14, 2012

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