Hospitalizations and mortality associated with norovirus outbreaks in nursing homes, 2009-2010.

@article{Trivedi2012HospitalizationsAM,
  title={Hospitalizations and mortality associated with norovirus outbreaks in nursing homes, 2009-2010.},
  author={Tarak K Trivedi and Traci DeSalvo and Lore E. Lee and Aimee Palumbo and Maria Concepti{\'o}n Navarro Moll and Aaron T. Curns and Aron J. Hall and Manish M. Patel and Umesh Parashar and Benjamin a. Lopman},
  journal={JAMA},
  year={2012},
  volume={308 16},
  pages={1668-75}
}
CONTEXT Norovirus outbreaks are common among vulnerable, elderly populations in US nursing homes. OBJECTIVES To assess whether all-cause hospitalization and mortality rates are increased during norovirus outbreak vs nonoutbreak periods in nursing homes, and to identify factors associated with increased risk. DESIGN, SETTING, AND PARTICIPANTS A retrospective cohort study of Medicare-certified nursing homes in Oregon, Wisconsin, and Pennsylvania that reported at least 1 confirmed or suspected… CONTINUE READING
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