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Infection control: nursing home liability.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  6569791     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
It is apparent that there have been many advances in knowledge and techniques in the area of infection control and prevention. In addition to the common law duty of property owners toward business invitees and applicable governmental regulations, we can expect the courts to look to these developments for guidance in measuring the conduct of nursing homes and their employees in infection cases. It is, therefore, of the utmost importance to the nursing home industry that appropriate attention and resources be devoted to infection control in order to accomplish adequate prevention and control, and in order to avoid civil liability.
J B Hayes
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  American journal of infection control     Volume:  12     ISSN:  0196-6553     ISO Abbreviation:  Am J Infect Control     Publication Date:  1984 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1985-02-11     Completed Date:  1985-02-11     Revised Date:  2009-08-14    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8004854     Medline TA:  Am J Infect Control     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  335-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Cross Infection / prevention & control*
Nursing Care / standards
Nursing Homes / legislation & jurisprudence*
United States

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