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Longitudinal Trends in Antibiotic Resistance in US Nursing Homes, 2000‐2004

Christopher J. Crnich , MD, MS, Nasia Safdar , MD, MS, Jim Robinson , PhD and David Zimmerman , PhD
Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology
Vol. 28, No. 8 (August 2007), pp. 1006-1008
DOI: 10.1086/518750
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.1086/518750
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Abstract

We evaluated antibiotic resistance trends in US nursing homes using the Minimum Data Set. Significant increases in the number and proportion of infections caused by antibiotic‐resistant bacteria were documented over the 5‐year study. Further research on antibiotic resistance in nursing homes is urgently needed.

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