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Geographic Variation in Pneumonia and Influenza in Long-Term Care Facilities: A National Study.
Bosco E, Zullo AR, McConeghy KW, Moyo P, van Aalst R, Chit A, Mwenda KM, Panozzo CA, Mor V, Gravenstein S. Geographic Variation in Pneumonia and Influenza in Long-Term Care Facilities: A National Study. Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America. 2020 Nov 5; 71(8):e202-e205.
There is large county-level geographic variation in pneumonia and influenza hospitalizations among short-stay and long-stay long-term care facility residents in the United States. Long-term care facilities in counties in the Southern and Midwestern regions had the highest rates of pneumonia and influenza from 2013 to 2015. Future research should identify reasons for these geographic differences.