Community acquired infections in older patients admitted to hospital from care homes versus the community: cohort study of microbiology and outcomes

Charis Marwick, Virginia Hernandez Santiago, Colin McCowan, Janice Broomhall, Peter Davey

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Abstract

Residents of care homes are at risk of colonisation and infection with antibiotic resistant bacteria, but there is little evidence that antibiotic resistance among such patients is associated with worse outcomes than among older people living in their own homes. Our aim was to compare the prevalence of antibiotic resistant bacteria and clinical outcomes in older patients admitted to hospital with acute infections from care homes versus their own homes.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)12
Number of pages1
JournalBMC Geriatrics
Volume13
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013

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