A study of infection in elderly nursing/residential home and community-based residents.

@article{Yates1999ASO,
  title={A study of infection in elderly nursing/residential home and community-based residents.},
  author={Martin Yates and Michael Arthur Horan and John E Clague and Mahendra Gonsalkorale and Paul R. Chadwick and Neil Pendleton},
  journal={The Journal of hospital infection},
  year={1999},
  volume={43 2},
  pages={123-9}
}
It is commonly believed that patients admitted to hospital from nursing homes/residential homes (NHRH) with infections are less likely to respond to treatment and have a higher fatality rate than counterparts admitted from their own homes ('the Community'). It is also believed that NHRH's harbour a reservoir of unusual and resistant organisms. These preconceptions may influence how these patients are managed. A database of 10593 sequential admissions to a Geriatric Medical unit over a three… CONTINUE READING

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