This finding suggests that USA300 isolates were acquired under antimicrobial drug pressure in the LTCF
or during a stay in another hospital rather than while in contact with the community.
One hundred seventy-five case-patients were identified as LTCF
residents on their case report forms.
Although outbreaks of invasive GAS infections have been well described among LTCF
residents (9-16), the extent and characteristics of sporadic invasive GAS infections in this population have not been well defined.
By using the age distribution of the US population (8), we placed each person in the community in a stratum, defined by age group and (if [greater than or equal to] 65 years of age) by residence in the community or in an LTCF
CDC, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; CRE, carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae; HIPAA, Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act; IDPH, Illinois Department of Public Health; I-NEDSS, Illinois Notifiable Electronic Surveillance System; LTCF
, long-term care facility; XDRO, extensively drug-resistant organism.
Such policy changes will include, but are not limited to, ensuring that confidential LTCF
applicant information will not be disclosed by the City electronically or in-person, not requiring or contacting references for any LTCF
applicant, processing LTCF
applications within 45 calendar days, refunding $15 of the LTCF
application fee to any applicant who is denied, and not confiscating a firearm or LTCF
unless an officer has probable cause to believe it is evidence of a crime.
Further information about interRAI LTCF
and interRAI home care is on www.
The increase led researchers to investigate the transmission rate in patients transferred from an LTCF
to a hospital or community setting and back.
have a variety of infection control programs for their residents, and these programs may involve participation by residents, visitors, and staff.
Substantial morbidity and mortality among LTCF
residents have been documented in outbreak investigations.
One rough estimate of the national monetary value of unused drugs in LTCFs
is US$73-378 million (OSU 2000a); statistically based estimates are difficult to compile because of the proprietary nature of the industry.
MRSA with the same spa type is endemic to Hong Kong, China, and affects hospitals and LTCFs