Factors affecting prevention and control of viral gastroenteritis outbreaks in care homes

Roberto Vivancos*, E. Trainor, A. Oyinloye, A. Keenan

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Abstract

We assess the effect of key care quality indicators on viral gastroenteritis outbreaks and control in care homes using mandatory inspection data collected by a non-departmental public body. Outbreak occurrence was associated with care home size but not with overall quality or individual environmental standards. Care home size, hygiene and infection control standard scores were inversely associated with attack rate in residents, whereas delayed reporting to the local public health agency was associated with higher attack rates.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)129-132
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Hospital Infection
Volume82
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2012

Keywords

  • Gastroenteritits
  • Outbreak
  • Virus

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