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Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2012 Oct;33(10):965-77. doi: 10.1086/667743.

Surveillance definitions of infections in long-term care facilities: revisiting the McGeer criteria.

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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia 30333, USA. nstone@cdc.gov

Abstract

(See the commentary by Moro, on pages 978-980 .) Infection surveillance definitions for long-term care facilities (ie, the McGeer Criteria) have not been updated since 1991. An expert consensus panel modified these definitions on the basis of a structured review of the literature. Significant changes were made to the criteria defining urinary tract and respiratory tract infections. New definitions were added for norovirus gastroenteritis and Clostridum difficile infections.

PMID:
22961014
PMCID:
PMC3538836
DOI:
10.1086/667743
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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