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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.


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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