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Facility‐Level Correlates of Antimicrobial Use in Nursing Homes

Mark Loeb , MD, MSc, Allison McGeer , MD, Andrew Simor , MD, Stephen D. Walter , PhD, Suzanne Bradley , MD, Donald E. Low , MD and Lorraine Moss , BSc
Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology
Vol. 25, No. 2 (February 2004), pp. 173-176
DOI: 10.1086/502373
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.1086/502373
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Facility‐Level Correlates of Antimicrobial Use in Nursing Homes
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Abstract

ABSTRACT We assessed the contribution of facility‐level variables to antimicrobial use in a cohort of 50 nursing homes and found that antimicrobial use was significantly correlated with the percentage of nursing home residents with feeding tubes, the number of healthcare aides, and the country of origin of the facility.

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