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Assessing the incidence of gastroenteritis among elderly people living in long term care facilities

Kirk, Martyn; Hall, Gillian; Veitch, Mark; Becker, Niels

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We conducted a systematic review and meta-analysis of the literature in order to estimate the incidence of gastroenteritis in long term care facility (LTCF) residents from published accounts of infection surveillance. PubMed, Web of Science and Google Scholar were searched using keywords 'long-term care facility', 'nursing home', 'gastroenteritis', 'surveillance', and 'incidence'. We manually searched reference lists of all articles included. The number of cases of gastroenteritis and bed-days...[Show more]

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Date published: 2010
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/35092
Source: Journal of Hospital Infection
DOI: 10.1016/j.jhin.2010.04.009

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