On-Site Availability of Legionella Testing in Acute Care Hospitals, United States.
Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2014 Jul;35(7):898-900
Authors: Garrison LE, Shaw KM, McCollum JT, Dexter C, Vagnone PM, Thompson JH, Giambrone G, White B, Thomas S, Carpenter LR, Nichols M, Parker E, Petit S, Hicks LA, Langley GE
We surveyed 399 US acute care hospitals regarding availability of on-site Legionella testing; 300 (75.2%) did not offer Legionella testing on site. Availability varied according to hospital size and geographic location. On-site access to testing may improve detection of Legionnaires disease and inform patient management and prevention efforts.
PMID: 24915225 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]