Acute gastroenteritis in three community-based nursing homes.


BACKGROUND Acute gastroenteritis is a cause of considerable morbidity and mortality in the elderly population. A prospective assessment of acute diarrhea in three community-based long-stay homes is described. METHODS A cohort study of acute gastroenteritis was performed in three community-based nursing homes, involving 572 residents over an 8-month period… (More)


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