Pandemic Influenza Plans in Residential Care Facilities

Lum, H., Mody, L., Levy, C., and Ginde, A. (2014). Pandemic Influenza Plans in Residential Care Facilities. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. 62(7):1310-1316.
The authors conducted a nationally representative, cross-sectional survey of the pandemic influenza planning of 2,294 assisted living facilities and personal care homes. They found that more than half did not have a pandemic influenza plan. Facilities that were small, for-profit, and non-chain-affiliated were less likely to have a plan while those with higher staff vaccination rates were more likely to have a plan.
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