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BACKGROUND In the 2003 Toronto SARS outbreak, SARS-CoV was transmitted in hospitals despite adherence to infection control procedures. Considerable controversy resulted regarding which procedures and behaviours were associated with the greatest risk of SARS-CoV transmission. METHODS A retrospective cohort study was conducted to identify risk factors for(More)
The primary objective in developing clinical guidelines at the national level is to help health car e professionals improve the quality of health care. Guidelines for the control of infection are needed to assist in developing policies, procedures and evaluative mechanisms to ensure an optimal level of care. Guidelines, by definition, are directing(More)
BACKGROUND Antibiotics are frequently prescribed for older adults who reside in long-term care facilities. A substantial proportion of antibiotic use in this setting is inappropriate. Antibiotics are often prescribed for asymptomatic bacteriuria, a condition for which randomized trials of antibiotic therapy indicate no benefit and in fact harm. This(More)
(MOHLTC). PIDAC is a multidisciplinary scientific advisory body that provides evidence-based advice to the Chief Medical Officer of Health regarding multiple aspects of infectious disease identification, prevention and control. PIDAC " s work is guided by the best available evidence and updated as required. Best practice documents and tools produced by(More)
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