CMAJ Open 2020 Oct-Dec;8(4):E737-E746. Epub 2020 Nov 16.
Internal Medicine (Shaffer, Nugent, Walkty, Bernstein, Singh), University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Man.; Inflammatory Bowel Disease Centre (Shaffer), University of Chicago Medicine, Chicago, Ill.; CancerCare Manitoba, Research Institute (Nugent, Singh); Community Health Sciences (Yu, Lix, Singh), University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Man.; Division of Epidemiology and Population Health (Yu), BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS, Vancouver, BC; Division of Gastroenterology (Targownik), Mount Sinai Hospital, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ont.
Background: Many previous studies of infection (CDI) epidemiology have used hospital discharge data codes, which can have limited accuracy. We used a data set of laboratory-confirmed cases of CDI in the province of Manitoba, Canada, to describe the epidemiology of CDI over a decade.
Methods: We conducted a population-based historical cohort study using Manitoba Health's population-wide laboratory-based CDI data set linked to administrative health databases. Read More