Data collection completed; initial analysis completed and presented at ECCMID 2017. Manuscript drafting underway. Closed to new entrants.
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 are 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 can participate?
- Any NHS acute hospital in the UK
What does 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 is the project’s timetable?
- This project is now in progress and can no longer be joined
- 01/2016 data collection: complete
- 06/2016: 2nd round of data collection: complete
- 06-09/2016: data analysis: in progress