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    2009
  • DOI:10.1086/595683

Clinical practice guideline for the evaluation of fever and infection in older adult residents of long-term care facilities: 2008 update by the Infectious Diseases Society of America.

@article{High2009ClinicalPG,
  title={Clinical practice guideline for the evaluation of fever and infection in older adult residents of long-term care facilities: 2008 update by the Infectious Diseases Society of America.},
  author={Kevin P. High and Suzanne F. Bradley and Stefan Gravenstein and David R. Mehr and Vincent J. Quagliarello and Chesley L. Richards and Thomas T. Yoshikawa},
  journal={Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America},
  year={2009},
  volume={48 2},
  pages={
          149-71
        }
}
Residents of long-term care facilities (LTCFs) are at great risk for infection. Most residents are older and have multiple comorbidities that complicate recognition of infection; for example, typically defined fever is absent in more than one-half of LTCF residents with serious infection. Furthermore, LTCFs often do not have the on-site equipment or personnel to evaluate suspected infection in the fashion typically performed in acute care hospitals. In recognition of the differences between… CONTINUE READING

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