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Home Healthc Nurse. 2000 Feb;18(2):99-105; quiz 106.

Improving infection control in home care: from ritual to science-based practice.

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Home Health Systems, Inc., Marietta, Georgia 30066, USA. mmf@mindspring.com

Abstract

While many home care policies and procedures are developed with the best of intentions, they frequently lack a scientific basis and have been perpetuated over the years. This article discusses infection control rituals in home care and hospice and the importance of making patient care practice decisions based on sound scientific principles.

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