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Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2007 Aug;28(8):1006-8. Epub 2007 Jun 22.

Longitudinal trends in antibiotic resistance in US nursing homes, 2000-2004.

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  • 1Section of Infectious Diseases and Department of Medicine, University of Wisconsin Hospital and Medical School, Madison, WI 53792, USA. cjc@medicine.wisc.edu


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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