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Volume 7, Number 2—April 2001
4th Decennial International Conference on Nosocomial and Healthcare-Associated Infections

Prevention is Primary

Emerging Health Care-Associated Infections in the Geriatric Population

Larry James StrausbaughComments to Author 
Author affiliation: Veteran's Administration Medical Center, Portland, Oregon, USA

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Endemic infection rates in long-term care facilities,a United States, 1978-1989

Category of infection Rate (no. of infections per 1,000 resident care days)
All infections 1.8 to 13.5
Urinary tract infections 0.1 to 3.5
Respiratory tract infections 0.3 to 4.7
Skin and soft tissue infections 0.1 to 2.1

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