Reliability of Nonlocalizing Signs and Symptoms as Indicators of the Presence of Infection in Nursing-Home Residents

Authoring Organization

Publication Month/Year

December 9, 2020

Last Updated Month/Year

July 11, 2023

Document Type


External Publication Status


Country of Publication


Inclusion Criteria

Male, Female, Older adult

Health Care Settings

Long term care

Intended Users

Epidemiology infection prevention, nurse, nurse practitioner, physician, physician assistant


Management, Prevention

Diseases/Conditions (MeSH)

D005851 - Geriatric Nursing, D006701 - Home Nursing, D009735 - Nursing Homes


nursing home, infection prevention

Source Citation

Rowe TA, Jump RLP, Andersen BM, Banach DB, Bryant KA, Doernberg SB, Loeb M, Morgan DJ, Morris AM, Murthy RK, Nace DA, Crnich CJ. Reliability of nonlocalizing signs and symptoms as indicators of the presence of infection in nursing-home residents. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2020 Dec 9:1-10. doi: 10.1017/ice.2020.1282. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 33292915.

Supplemental Methodology Resources

Data Supplement


Number of Source Documents
Literature Search Start Date
January 1, 1990
Literature Search End Date
June 20, 2018