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Ellingson KD, Noble BN, Tran D, Buser GL, Pfeiffer CD, Cassidy PM, Pierce R, Beldavs ZG, Furuno JP. Compliance with statewide regulations for communication of patients' multidrug-resistant organism and Clostridium difficile status during transitions of care. American journal of infection control. 2019 Oct 8.
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Abstract: In 2014, Oregon implemented an interfacility transfer communication law requiring notification of multidrug-resistant organism status on patient transfer. Based on 2015 and 2016 statewide facility surveys, compliance was 77% and 87% for hospitals, and 67% and 68% for skilled nursing facilities. Methods for complying with the rule were heterogeneous, and fewer than half of all facilities surveyed reported use of a standardized interfacility transfer communication form to assess a patient''s multidrug-resistant organism status on transfer.

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