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Requirements for infrastructure and essential activities of infection control and epidemiology in out-of-hospital settings: a consensus panel report.

This document outlines recommendations for a healthy and effective infection control and epidemiology program in out-of-hospital settings, including home care. The recommendations fall into 5 categories: managing critical data and information; developing and recommending policies and procedures; intervening directly to prevent infections; educating and training of health care workers, patients and non-medical caregivers; and resources. Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology 1999;20:695-705.

Author: Friedman, C, Barnette, M, Buck, AS, Ham, R, Harris, JA, Hoffman, P, Johnson, D, Manian, F, Nicolle, L, Pearson ML, Perl, TM, Solomon, SL

Published: 01/01/1999

Publication Type: Journal article

Publisher: Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology