Severe Clostridium difficile – Associated Disease in Populations Previously at Low Risk – Four States, 2005
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Report subject to some limitations: - · Report describes a convenience sample so results subject to reporting and selection biases · Sample collected in limited geographic region therefore results might not be generalizable to other regions · Single national estimate for ambulatory prescribing rates was applied to this region, substantial variation in these rates might exist
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