Guidelines for preventing health-care-associated pneumonia, 2003: buyer beware!

  title={Guidelines for preventing health-care-associated pneumonia, 2003: buyer beware!},
  author={Dean R. Hess},
  journal={Respiratory care},
  volume={49 8},
Nosocomial pneumonia is an important concern for patients, clinicians, health care executives, and third-party payers. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) published the first CDC guidelines addressing infection control problems in 1981. These guidelines were revised and expanded in 1994 and are an important guide to develop hospital infection control practices.1 Since the publication of the 1994 CDC guidelines, additional high-level studies, evidence-based reviews, and evidence-based… CONTINUE READING
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