Surveillance definitions of infections in long-term care facilities: Revisiting the McGeer criteria

Nimalie D. Stone, Muhammad S. Ashraf, Jennifer Calder, Christopher J. Crnich, Kent Crossley, Paul J. Drinka, Carolyn V. Gould, Manisha Juthani-Mehta, Ebbing Lautenbach, Mark Loeb, Taranisia Maccannell, Preeti N. Malani, Lona Mody, Joseph M. Mylotte, Lindsay E. Nicolle, Mary Claire Roghmann, Steven J. Schweon, Andrew E. Simor, Philip W. Smith, Kurt B. StevensonSuzanne F. Bradley

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Abstract

Infection surveillance definitions for long-term care facilities (ie, the McGeer Criteria) have not been updated since 1991. An expert consensus panel modified these definitions on the basis of a structured review of the literature. Significant changes were made to the criteria defining urinary tract and respiratory tract infections. New definitions were added for norovirus gastroenteritis and Clostridum difficile infections.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)965-977
Number of pages13
JournalInfection Control and Hospital Epidemiology
Volume33
Issue number10
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 2012

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Epidemiology
  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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    Stone, N. D., Ashraf, M. S., Calder, J., Crnich, C. J., Crossley, K., Drinka, P. J., Gould, C. V., Juthani-Mehta, M., Lautenbach, E., Loeb, M., Maccannell, T., Malani, P. N., Mody, L., Mylotte, J. M., Nicolle, L. E., Roghmann, M. C., Schweon, S. J., Simor, A. E., Smith, P. W., ... Bradley, S. F. (2012). Surveillance definitions of infections in long-term care facilities: Revisiting the McGeer criteria. Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology, 33(10), 965-977. https://doi.org/10.1086/667743