Infection Prevention and Control Programs in Nursing Homes

Results from a National Survey

Published in: American Journal of Infection Control, v. 43, no. 6, Supplement, June 2, 2015, p. S29

Posted on RAND.org on March 18, 2016

by Carolyn T. A. Herzig, Nicholas G. Castle, Monika Pogorzelska-Maziarz, John Engberg, Elaine L. Larson, Patricia Stone

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About 1.6 to 3.8 million nursing home (NH) infections are reported each year and this is expected to rise as the NH population increases. However, few studies have evaluated effective infection prevention and control (IPC) structures and processes in this setting. The objective of this study was to describe IPC programs in a national sample of NHs.

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