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C. difficile Infections in Hospital Patients


This is the rate and number of cases of C. difficile infection, which grows in the bowel and causes diarrhea, that patients got while in the hospital. The rate of C. difficile infection is measured using inpatient days, taking into account the hospital's size. The indicator measures the number of C. difficile cases over the total number of days that all patients spent in-hospital for the reporting period. A lower rate is better and a lower number of cases is better.

Provincial ×

Jul 01-Sep 30, 2019

Rate of

0.18

per 1,000 inpatient days

500

cases


Learn why some data is not available.


Compare results across hospitals:


Hospital name Rate per 1,000 inpatient days
Ontario 0.18
Grey Bruce Health Services - Wiarton Site 1.11
Lakeridge Health - Port Perry 0.74
Clinton Public Hospital 0.72
Markham Stouffville Hospital - Uxbridge Site 0.65
Perth And Smiths Falls District Hospital - Smiths Falls Site 0.62
Quinte Healthcare Corporation - Trenton 0.61
University Health Network - Princess Margaret Hospital 0.59
Campbellford Memorial Hospital 0.56
Seaforth Community Hospital 0.55
University Health Network - Toronto General Hospital 0.52
Weeneebayko Area Health Authority - Moose Factory Site 0.48
Timmins And District General Hospital 0.46
Health Sciences North - Ramsay Lake Health Centre 0.43
Hamilton Health Sciences Corporation - McMaster 0.41
Bluewater Health - Sarnia General Site 0.40
North Bay Regional Health Centre - North Bay Site 0.40
Kingston Health Sciences Centre -Kingston General 0.39
Hamilton Health Sciences Corporation - Juravinski Hospital 0.39
Lakeridge Health - Ajax Site 0.38
Muskoka Algonquin Healthcare - Bracebridge 0.37
Pembroke Regional Hospital Inc. 0.37
Chatham-Kent Health Alliance - Public General Hospital Society Of Chatham 0.36
Stratford General Hospital 0.36
Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre 0.35
Halton Healthcare Services Corporation - Georgetown Hospital 0.35
Windsor Regional Hospital - Ouellette Campus 0.34
The Hospital for Sick Children 0.32
Southlake Regional Health Centre 0.31
Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre 0.30
Cambridge Memorial Hospital 0.30
Queensway Carleton Hospital 0.30
Peterborough Regional Health Centre 0.30
Lakeridge Health - Oshawa Site 0.29
London Health Sciences Centre - Victoria Hospital 0.28
Cornwall Community Hospital - Mcconnell Avenue Site 0.28
Joseph Brant Hospital 0.28
The Ottawa Hospital - Civic Site 0.28
St. Joseph's Health Care System Hamilton - Charlton Campus 0.28
Windsor Regional Hospital - Metropolitan Campus 0.28
Hamilton Health Sciences Corporation - Hamilton General Hospital 0.27
Guelph General Hospital 0.27
Quinte Healthcare Corporation - Belleville 0.27
Hotel Dieu Shaver Health and Rehabilitation Centre 0.27
London Health Sciences Centre - University Hospital 0.26
Niagara Health System - Greater Niagara General Site 0.26
Niagara Health System - Port Colborne Site 0.25
Scarborough Health Network - Birchmount 0.25
Sault Area Hospital - Sault Ste Marie 0.25
Strathroy Middlesex General Hospital 0.25
The Ottawa Hospital - General Site 0.24
Scarborough Health Network - Centenary 0.24
Hopital Montfort 0.24
Grey Bruce Health Services - Owen Sound Hospital 0.23
Tillsonburg District Memorial Hospital 0.23
Toronto East Health Network - Michael Garron Hospital 0.23
Hamilton Health Sciences Corporation - West Lincoln Memorial Hospital 0.23
St. Mary's General Hospital 0.21
Northumberland Hills Hospital 0.21
Lakeridge Health - Bowmanville 0.20
Halton Healthcare Services Corporation - Oakville-Trafalgar Memorial Hospital 0.20
Grand River Hospital Corporation - Waterloo Site 0.19
Ross Memorial Hospital 0.19
Scarborough Health Network – Scarborough General Site 0.19
St. Joseph's Health Care London - Parkwood Institute's Main Building 0.19
St. Thomas-Elgin General Hospital 0.18
William Osler Health System - Etobicoke General 0.18
St. Joseph's Continuing Care Centre Of Sudbury 0.17
Sioux Lookout Meno-Ya-Win Health Centre - Zone 0.16
Unity Health Toronto - St. Michael’s 0.16
University Health Network - Toronto Western Hospital 0.16
Sinai Health System - Mount Sinai Hospital 0.16
Brockville General Hospital - Charles ST Site 0.15
Brant Community Healthcare System - Brantford General Hospital 0.15
Hawkesbury and District General Hospital 0.14
Niagara Health System - St Catharines General 0.14
Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre - St. John's Rehab Hospital Site 0.13
Hotel-Dieu Grace Healthcare - Dr. Fouad Tayfour Regional Rehab Centre 0.13
Hotel-Dieu Grace Healthcare - Dr. Y. Emara Centre 0.11
William Osler Health System - Brampton Civic 0.11
Trillium Health Partners - Credit Valley Hospital 0.11
Trillium Health Partners - Mississauga Hospital 0.10
St. Joseph's Care Group - St. Joseph's Hospital 0.09
Unity Health Toronto - St. Joseph's 0.09
Collingwood General and Marine Hospital 0.09
Sinai Health System - Bridgepoint Hospital 0.08
Mackenzie Health - Richmond Hill 0.07
Orillia Soldiers' Memorial Hospital 0.07
Humber River Hospital - Wilson Site 0.07
Grand River Hospital Corporation - Freeport Site 0.06
Unity Health Toronto - Providence 0.05
Markham Stouffville Hospital - Markham Site 0.04
Baycrest Hospital (North York) 0.04
Bruyere Continuing Care Inc. - Saint-Vincent Hospital 0.03
Arnprior Regional Health NC
Atikokan General Hospital NC
Deep River And District Hospital NC
Geraldton District Hospital NC
Glengarry Memorial Hospital NC
Groves Memorial Community Hospital NC
Kirkland And District Hospital NC
Lady Dunn Health Centre NC
Norfolk General Hospital NC
North York General Hospital - General Site NC
The Red Lake Margaret Cochenour Memorial Hospital NC
Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre NC
West Parry Sound Health Centre NC
St. Joseph's Health Centre Guelph NC
St. Francis Memorial Hospital NC
Sensenbrenner Hospital NC
Services De Sante De Chapleau Health Services NC
Temiskaming Hospital NC
University Of Ottawa Heart Institute NC
West Haldimand General Hospital NC


Rate of new hospital acquired C. difficile infection per 1,000 inpatient days, in Ontario, 2017Q1 to 2019Q2
2017Q12017Q22017Q32017Q42018Q12018Q22018Q32018Q42019Q12019Q20.00.10.20.30.40.50.220.220.210.210.200.200.230.230.200.200.200.200.200.200.200.200.170.170.180.18Fiscal quartersRate per 1,000 inpatient days
Ontario
2017Q1 0.22
2017Q2 0.21
2017Q3 0.20
2017Q4 0.23
2018Q1 0.20
2018Q2 0.20
2018Q3 0.20
2018Q4 0.20
2019Q1 0.17
2019Q2 0.18
Ontario
2017Q1 0.22
2017Q2 0.21
2017Q3 0.20
2017Q4 0.23
2018Q1 0.20
2018Q2 0.20
2018Q3 0.20
2018Q4 0.20
2019Q1 0.17
2019Q2 0.18
Ontario
2017Q1 0.22
2017Q2 0.21
2017Q3 0.20
2017Q4 0.23
2018Q1 0.20
2018Q2 0.20
2018Q3 0.20
2018Q4 0.20
2019Q1 0.17
2019Q2 0.18
Ontario
2017Q1 0.22
2017Q2 0.21
2017Q3 0.20
2017Q4 0.23
2018Q1 0.20
2018Q2 0.20
2018Q3 0.20
2018Q4 0.20
2019Q1 0.17
2019Q2 0.18
Ontario
2017Q1 0.22
2017Q2 0.21
2017Q3 0.20
2017Q4 0.23
2018Q1 0.20
2018Q2 0.20
2018Q3 0.20
2018Q4 0.20
2019Q1 0.17
2019Q2 0.18
Ontario
2017Q1 0.22
2017Q2 0.21
2017Q3 0.20
2017Q4 0.23
2018Q1 0.20
2018Q2 0.20
2018Q3 0.20
2018Q4 0.20
2019Q1 0.17
2019Q2 0.18
Ontario
2017Q1 0.22
2017Q2 0.21
2017Q3 0.20
2017Q4 0.23
2018Q1 0.20
2018Q2 0.20
2018Q3 0.20
2018Q4 0.20
2019Q1 0.17
2019Q2 0.18
Ontario
2017Q1 0.22
2017Q2 0.21
2017Q3 0.20
2017Q4 0.23
2018Q1 0.20
2018Q2 0.20
2018Q3 0.20
2018Q4 0.20
2019Q1 0.17
2019Q2 0.18
Ontario
2017Q1 0.22
2017Q2 0.21
2017Q3 0.20
2017Q4 0.23
2018Q1 0.20
2018Q2 0.20
2018Q3 0.20
2018Q4 0.20
2019Q1 0.17
2019Q2 0.18
Ontario
2017Q1 0.22
2017Q2 0.21
2017Q3 0.20
2017Q4 0.23
2018Q1 0.20
2018Q2 0.20
2018Q3 0.20
2018Q4 0.20
2019Q1 0.17
2019Q2 0.18
Ontario
2017Q1 0.22
2017Q2 0.21
2017Q3 0.20
2017Q4 0.23
2018Q1 0.20
2018Q2 0.20
2018Q3 0.20
2018Q4 0.20
2019Q1 0.17
2019Q2 0.18
Ontario
2017Q1 0.22
2017Q2 0.21
2017Q3 0.20
2017Q4 0.23
2018Q1 0.20
2018Q2 0.20
2018Q3 0.20
2018Q4 0.20
2019Q1 0.17
2019Q2 0.18
Ontario
2017Q1 0.22
2017Q2 0.21
2017Q3 0.20
2017Q4 0.23
2018Q1 0.20
2018Q2 0.20
2018Q3 0.20
2018Q4 0.20
2019Q1 0.17
2019Q2 0.18
Ontario
2017Q1 0.22
2017Q2 0.21
2017Q3 0.20
2017Q4 0.23
2018Q1 0.20
2018Q2 0.20
2018Q3 0.20
2018Q4 0.20
2019Q1 0.17
2019Q2 0.18
Ontario
2017Q1 0.22
2017Q2 0.21
2017Q3 0.20
2017Q4 0.23
2018Q1 0.20
2018Q2 0.20
2018Q3 0.20
2018Q4 0.20
2019Q1 0.17
2019Q2 0.18
Ontario
2017Q1 0.22
2017Q2 0.21
2017Q3 0.20
2017Q4 0.23
2018Q1 0.20
2018Q2 0.20
2018Q3 0.20
2018Q4 0.20
2019Q1 0.17
2019Q2 0.18
Ontario
2017Q1 0.22
2017Q2 0.21
2017Q3 0.20
2017Q4 0.23
2018Q1 0.20
2018Q2 0.20
2018Q3 0.20
2018Q4 0.20
2019Q1 0.17
2019Q2 0.18
Ontario
2017Q1 0.22
2017Q2 0.21
2017Q3 0.20
2017Q4 0.23
2018Q1 0.20
2018Q2 0.20
2018Q3 0.20
2018Q4 0.20
2019Q1 0.17
2019Q2 0.18
Ontario
2017Q1 0.22
2017Q2 0.21
2017Q3 0.20
2017Q4 0.23
2018Q1 0.20
2018Q2 0.20
2018Q3 0.20
2018Q4 0.20
2019Q1 0.17
2019Q2 0.18
Ontario
2017Q1 0.22
2017Q2 0.21
2017Q3 0.20
2017Q4 0.23
2018Q1 0.20
2018Q2 0.20
2018Q3 0.20
2018Q4 0.20
2019Q1 0.17
2019Q2 0.18
Ontario
2017Q1 0.22
2017Q2 0.21
2017Q3 0.20
2017Q4 0.23
2018Q1 0.20
2018Q2 0.20
2018Q3 0.20
2018Q4 0.20
2019Q1 0.17
2019Q2 0.18
Ontario
2017Q1 0.22
2017Q2 0.21
2017Q3 0.20
2017Q4 0.23
2018Q1 0.20
2018Q2 0.20
2018Q3 0.20
2018Q4 0.20
2019Q1 0.17
2019Q2 0.18
Ontario
2017Q1 0.22
2017Q2 0.21
2017Q3 0.20
2017Q4 0.23
2018Q1 0.20
2018Q2 0.20
2018Q3 0.20
2018Q4 0.20
2019Q1 0.17
2019Q2 0.18
Ontario
2017Q1 0.22
2017Q2 0.21
2017Q3 0.20
2017Q4 0.23
2018Q1 0.20
2018Q2 0.20
2018Q3 0.20
2018Q4 0.20
2019Q1 0.17
2019Q2 0.18
Ontario
2017Q1 0.22
2017Q2 0.21
2017Q3 0.20
2017Q4 0.23
2018Q1 0.20
2018Q2 0.20
2018Q3 0.20
2018Q4 0.20
2019Q1 0.17
2019Q2 0.18
Ontario
2017Q1 0.22
2017Q2 0.21
2017Q3 0.20
2017Q4 0.23
2018Q1 0.20
2018Q2 0.20
2018Q3 0.20
2018Q4 0.20
2019Q1 0.17
2019Q2 0.18
Ontario
2017Q1 0.22
2017Q2 0.21
2017Q3 0.20
2017Q4 0.23
2018Q1 0.20
2018Q2 0.20
2018Q3 0.20
2018Q4 0.20
2019Q1 0.17
2019Q2 0.18
Ontario
2017Q1 0.22
2017Q2 0.21
2017Q3 0.20
2017Q4 0.23
2018Q1 0.20
2018Q2 0.20
2018Q3 0.20
2018Q4 0.20
2019Q1 0.17
2019Q2 0.18

Q1: April-June, Q2: July-September, Q3: October-December, Q4: January-March
TECHNICAL INFORMATION

Data source: The Self-reporting Initiative (SRI), Health Analytics Branch, Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care. Individual hospitals report infections monthly. For more information, please visit the Indicator Library.

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