- •Evidence-based infection surveillance criteria used for Home Care and Hospice.
- •Surveillance criteria built directly into infection surveillance databases.
- •Less healthcare-associated infections identified among Home Care.
- •Fewer healthcare-associated urinary tract infections met criteria in Hospice.
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