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Managing a Legionnaires’ outbreak

The CDC Legionella Environmental Health group may have some confusion on the definition of effective public health policy. The best type of effective public health policy should be the greatest public good at the lowest public cost, not the opposite. An effective risk management plan will not eliminate illness but will effectively control risk.

Lance Youles

Acuity-based staffing: What does it mean?

Resident acuity is a frequently used term, but the meaning is very evasive and rarely defined. This lack of definition is not by accident, because reimbursement, staffing expenses, and profit drive this issue in many eldercare facilities, not nursing assessment and/or medical judgment. Of course, few professionals are willing to admit that there is no…

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