Optimizing treatment of respiratory tract infections in nursing homes: Nurse-initiated polymerase chain reaction testing

In nursing homes, nurse-initiated PCR testing of respiratory specimens is feasible and useful in terms of identifying the cause of many RTIs and outbreaks, and viruses are common in this context. However, the current study suggests the availability of these test results alone does not impact antibiotic prescribing.

Article: American Journal of Infection ControlĀ 

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