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Public health
Patient safety program reduces unnecessary antibiotic use in long-term care facilities, study finds
Published March 17, 2022
A study showed that antibiotic stewardship programs helped limit the unnecessary prescribing of antibiotics in long-term care facilities
Nursing homes
Study identifies risk factors for COVID-19 infection, hospitalization, and mortality among U.S. nursing home residents
Published April 8, 2021
Study finds that infection risk tended to be affected by nursing homes and surrounding communities, while risk for hospitalization and death depended on patient-specific factors
Online courses address COVID-19 challenges for assisted living and senior housing communities
Published Dec 18, 2020
Developed with the Baltimore City Health Department, courses cover emergency preparedness, infection prevention, and well-being policies to keep residents and staff safe