Empirical Assessment of Long-Term Care Facilities: Infection Prevention Policies and Strategies
Haag V, Grismore C, Rhinesmith A, Sanguinet J, Haag C. [abstract]. In: SHEA Spring 2015: Science Guiding Prevention; 2015 May 14-17; Orlando, FL: SHEA; 2015. Abstract #6988.
Recent healthcare reform measures to improve patient safety outcomes, including healthcare-associated infections (HAIs), have primarily been targeted at acute care facilities. However, an increasing proportion of HAIs are occurring in sub-acute healthcare, including long-term care facilities (LTCFs), indicating efforts may be needed to improve LTCF infection prevention programs. The purpose of this study is to measure the application of a standardized assessment of eleven LTCF infection prevention programs... View Abstract (click View Submission)