Burden of infections among 44,869 elderly in nursing homes: a cross-sectional cluster nationwide survey.

@article{Chami2011BurdenOI,
  title={Burden of infections among 44,869 elderly in nursing homes: a cross-sectional cluster nationwide survey.},
  author={Kathleen Chami and Ga{\"e}tan Gavazzi and Fabrice Carrat and Beno{\^i}t de Wazi{\`e}res and Benoist Lejeune and François Piette and Monique Rothan-Tondeur},
  journal={The Journal of hospital infection},
  year={2011},
  volume={79 3},
  pages={254-9}
}
In France, although there are 445,000 beds in nursing homes (NHs) for elderly people, no studies on the burden of infections in NHs have been published. We sought to estimate the prevalence of infection among the residents and to assess the extent to which infections were associated with the residents' risk factors. We performed a nationwide, multicentre, cross-sectional, clustered period prevalence survey over five one-month periods. Cases of infection were classified as definite or, in the… CONTINUE READING

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