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Surveillance Definitions of Infections in Long-Term Care Facilities: Revisiting the McGeer Criteria

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia.
Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology (Impact Factor: 3.94). 10/2012; 33(10):965-77. DOI: 10.1086/667743
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ABSTRACT (See the commentary by Moro, on pages 978-980 .) Infection surveillance definitions for long-term care facilities (ie, the McGeer Criteria) have not been updated since 1991. An expert consensus panel modified these definitions on the basis of a structured review of the literature. Significant changes were made to the criteria defining urinary tract and respiratory tract infections. New definitions were added for norovirus gastroenteritis and Clostridum difficile infections.

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