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Infection Control Programs in Long‐Term–Care Facilities: Structure and Process
Barbara A. Goldrick , RN, PhD
Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology
Vol. 20, No. 11 (November 1999), pp. 764-769
Published by: Cambridge University Press on behalf of The Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.1086/501581
Page Count: 6
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ABSTRACT Due to the rapid transfer of patients from the acute‐care setting, the intensity of nursing care among residents in longterm –care facilities (LTCFs) has increased, transforming today’s LTCFs into subacute healthcare facilities. Given the increased risk of infection among residents in LTCFs and the associated morbidity and mortality, evaluation of infection control programs in skilled nursing LTCFs is warranted. This article addresses the current structure and process of infection control programs in skilled nursing LTCFs.
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