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Table 3 Direct impact of typing test results on infection control (IC) activities*

From: How do hospital professionals involved in a randomised controlled trial perceive the value of genotyping vs. PCR-ribotyping for control of hospital acquired C. difficile infections?

Impact on infection control activity Percentage typing results reporting effect (%) Type of effect reported** (% all typing results)
   Cleaning Ward closure Audit of practice Staff training
All IC activities 45 26 2 32 13
IC activity started 23 16 2 12 12
IC activity stopped 23 10 0 20 1
  1. *Reported in 244 test-impact data collection forms attached to typing results over period April 2010 – April 2011 (120 ribotyping & 124 MLVA).
  2. **More than one type of change may be recorded per test-impact form.