Antimicrobial use in long-term-care facilities

L. E. Nicolle, D. Bentley, R. Garibaldi, E. Neuhaus, Philip Welsch Smith, K. Crossley, B. Nurse, L. Strausbaugh, L. Thrupp

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Abstract

There is intense antimicrobial use in long-term-care facilities (LTCF), and studies repeatedly document that much of this use is inappropriate. The current crisis in antimicrobial resistance, which encompasses the LTCF, heightens concerns of antimicrobial use. Attempts to improve antimicrobial use in the LTCF are complicated by characteristics of the patient population, limited availability of diagnostic tests, and virtual absence of relevant clinical trials. This article recommends approaches to management of common LTCF infections and proposes minimal standards for an antimicrobial review program. In developing these recommendations, the article acknowledges the unique aspects of provision of care in the LTCF.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)119-128
Number of pages10
JournalInfection Control and Hospital Epidemiology
Volume17
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1996

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Population Characteristics
Routine Diagnostic Tests
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  • Epidemiology
  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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Nicolle, L. E., Bentley, D., Garibaldi, R., Neuhaus, E., Smith, P. W., Crossley, K., ... Thrupp, L. (1996). Antimicrobial use in long-term-care facilities. Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology, 17(2), 119-128. https://doi.org/10.2307/30141012

Antimicrobial use in long-term-care facilities. / Nicolle, L. E.; Bentley, D.; Garibaldi, R.; Neuhaus, E.; Smith, Philip Welsch; Crossley, K.; Nurse, B.; Strausbaugh, L.; Thrupp, L.

In: Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology, Vol. 17, No. 2, 01.01.1996, p. 119-128.

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Nicolle, LE, Bentley, D, Garibaldi, R, Neuhaus, E, Smith, PW, Crossley, K, Nurse, B, Strausbaugh, L & Thrupp, L 1996, 'Antimicrobial use in long-term-care facilities', Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology, vol. 17, no. 2, pp. 119-128. https://doi.org/10.2307/30141012
Nicolle LE, Bentley D, Garibaldi R, Neuhaus E, Smith PW, Crossley K et al. Antimicrobial use in long-term-care facilities. Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology. 1996 Jan 1;17(2):119-128. https://doi.org/10.2307/30141012
Nicolle, L. E. ; Bentley, D. ; Garibaldi, R. ; Neuhaus, E. ; Smith, Philip Welsch ; Crossley, K. ; Nurse, B. ; Strausbaugh, L. ; Thrupp, L. / Antimicrobial use in long-term-care facilities. In: Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology. 1996 ; Vol. 17, No. 2. pp. 119-128.
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