Quelling COVID-19 Also Capped Clostridioides difficile—Will It Continue?

This episode of Managed Care Cast features interviews with experts who discuss how the same efforts to stamp out COVID-19 also reduced Clostridioides difficile and the prospects for such mitigation efforts to continue.

Social distancing, vigilant sanitizing, and mask wearing required by COVID-19 did more than combat the pandemic—it cut down on flu cases as well as improved respiratory health for some patients. Some studies indicate that the measures also reduced Clostridioides difficile, or C difficile, in hospitals and facilities.

A recent set of interviews on Medical World News®, the 24-hour online news program for health care professionals from MJH Life Sciences™, highlighted this development. The interviews, discussing the prospect of these mitigation efforts continuing post pandemic, were conducted by one of our sister sites, HCPLive®, which covered the Digestive Disease Week meeting this spring.

This episode of Managed Care Cast features a few of those interviews: Christie Teigland, PhD, vice president of Advanced Analytics for Avalere Health; Alpesh N. Amin, MD, University of California Irvine School of Medicine; and Brian E. Lacy, MD, PhD, Mayo Clinic.

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