Nursing Home Infection Control: A Status Report

Philip W. Smith

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Abstract

Infection control in the long-term-care facility has expanded substantially since "Topics in Long-Term Care" debuted in this journal in 1989. This section has been on hiatus, but now, after a 4-year lag, resumes its exploration of these topics. In the first article, endemic and epidemic infections in long-term care are discussed and compared to nosocomial infections in the hospital. The basic elements of an infection control program in this setting, as well as the recent advances in the field, are reviewed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)366-369
Number of pages4
JournalInfection Control and Hospital Epidemiology
Volume19
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - May 1998
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Epidemiology
  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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