Infection control and changing health-care delivery systems.

  title={Infection control and changing health-care delivery systems.},
  author={William Robert Jarvis},
  journal={Emerging Infectious Diseases},
  pages={170 - 173}
In the past, health care was delivered mainly in acute-care facilities. Today, health care is delivered in hospital, outpatient, transitional care, long-term care, rehabilitative care, home, and private office settings. Measures to reduce health-care costs include decreasing the number of hospitals and the length of patient stays, increasing outpatient and home care, and increasing long-term care for the elderly. The home-care industry and managed care have become major providers of health care… CONTINUE READING
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