Hong Kong Med J 2015;21(Suppl 4):S20-1
Institutional risk factors for outbreaks of acute gastroenteritis in homes for the elderly: a retrospective cohort analysis
LW Tian, WY Wong, SC Ho, S Ng, WM Chan
School of Public Health and Primary Care, Chinese University of Hong Kong
1. Norovirus is the major cause of acute gastroenteritis outbreaks in homes for the elderly in Hong Kong.
2. A larger home capacity and higher nursing staff-to-resident ratio were associated with increased outbreaks of acute gastroenteritis.
3. Installation of partitions between beds decreased the outbreaks of acute gastroenteritis.