Nimalie D Stone, Muhammad S Ashraf, Jennifer Calder, Christopher J Crnich, Kent Crossley, Paul J Drinka, Carolyn V Gould, Manisha Juthani-Mehta, Ebbing Lautenbach, Mark Loeb, Taranisia Maccannell, Preeti N Malani, Lona Mody, Joseph M Mylotte, Lindsay E Nicolle, Mary-Claire Roghmann, Steven J Schweon, Andrew E Simor, Philip W Smith, Kurt B Stevenson, Suzanne F Bradley
(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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