HOODINI (HOspital Onset Diarrhoea INvestIgation)
Project complete and published!
What is HOODINI?
- A multi-centre service evaluation investigating hospital-onset diarrhoea
Why hospital-onset diarrhoea?
- Data from previous studies shows it affects up to 32% of patients during their admission, but the problem has not been widely studied in the NHS
- Latest NHS England guidelines for Clostridium difficile case investigation advise that hospitals should collect data on hospital-onset diarrhoea
What were the aims of HOODINI?
- Investigate the prevalence, aetiology and management of hospital-onset diarrhoea, including whether patients are tested for C. difficile according to national guidelines
- Generate data that are broadly generalisable to the rest of the NHS
Who could participate?
- Any NHS acute hospital in the UK
What did participation involve?
- Collecting data from 2 wards (minimum) on two days, one in January and one in June 2016
- Uploading the data on to a database and sending it for analysis
What was the project’s timetable?
- This project is now complete and can no longer be joined
- January 2016: data collection: complete
- June 2016: 2nd round of data collection: complete
- June – September 2016: data analysis: in progress
- May 2019: manuscript accepted