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All three hospitals are worse than average on C. difficile infections, and deaths from serious treatable complications after surgery.
The incidence of C. difficile infection in England declined by 80 percent after 2006, when strict hospital sanitation and antibiotic prescription controls were both implemented.
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Origin and Etymology of difficile
French, literally, difficult
First Known Use: 1536See Words from the same year
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