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Surveillance Definitions of Infections in Long-Term Care Facilities: Revisiting the McGeer Criteria

  • Nimalie D. Stone (a1), Muhammad S. Ashraf (a2), Jennifer Calder (a3), Christopher J. Crnich (a4), Kent Crossley (a5), Paul J. Drinka (a6), Carolyn V. Gould (a1), Manisha Juthani-Mehta (a7), Ebbing Lautenbach (a8), Mark Loeb (a9), Taranisia MacCannell (a1), Preeti N. Malani (a10) (a11), Lona Mody (a10) (a11), Joseph M. Mylotte (a1) (a2), Lindsay E. Nicolle (a1) (a3), Mary-Claire Roghmann (a1) (a4), Steven J. Schweon (a1) (a5), Andrew E. Simor (a12), Philip W. Smith (a13), Kurt B. Stevenson (a14), Suzanne F. Bradley (a10) (a11) and Society for Healthcare Epidemiology Long-Term Care Special Interest Group...
Abstract

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.

Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 2012;33(10):965-977

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