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Longitudinal trends in antibiotic resistance in US nursing homes, 2000-2004

Longitudinal trends in antibiotic resistance in US nursing homes, 2000-2004

Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology 28(8): 1006-1008

We evaluated antibiotic resistance trends in US nursing homes using the Minimum Data Set. Significant increases in the number and proportion of infections caused by antibiotic-resistant bacteria were documented over the 5-year study. Further research on antibiotic resistance in nursing homes is urgently needed.

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PMID: 17620252

DOI: 10.1086/518750

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