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Long-term care healthcare-associated infections in 2021: an analysis of 17,971 reports.

Kepner S, Adkins J, Jones R. Long-term care healthcare-associated infections in 2021: an analysis of 17,971 reports. Patient Safety. 2022;4(2):6-17. doi: 10.33940/data/2022.6.1

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July 13, 2022
Kepner S, Adkins JA, Jones RM. Patient Safety. 2022;4(2):6-17.

Residents at long-term care facilities are at increased risk for healthcare-associated infections. Using 2021 data from the Pennsylvania Patient Safety Reporting System (PA-PRS), this study characterized healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) occurring at long-term care facilities. Researchers found that HAIs occurring at long-term care facilities decreased, but it is unknown whether this is reflective of fewer infections or poor reporting practices at long-term care facilities, or both.

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Kepner S, Adkins J, Jones R. Long-term care healthcare-associated infections in 2021: an analysis of 17,971 reports. Patient Safety. 2022;4(2):6-17. doi: 10.33940/data/2022.6.1