Higher Respiratory Infection Rates on an Alzheimer's Special Care Unit and Successful Intervention

@article{Perls1995HigherRI,
  title={Higher Respiratory Infection Rates on an Alzheimer's Special Care Unit and Successful Intervention},
  author={Thomas T. Perls and Mary Herget},
  journal={Journal of the American Geriatrics Society},
  year={1995},
  volume={43}
}
OBJECTIVE: To determine the rates of various types of infections on an Alzheimer's special care unit (ASCU) compared with the rates found on traditional nursing home units. Because patients on the ASCUs are allowed to wander throughout the unit and typically come into contact with each other more frequently, we hypothesized that the rate of communicable infections such as upper respiratory infections are significantly higher than on other units where patients are more easily isolated when sick. 
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