TITLE

transmission-based precautions

PUB. DATE
January 2005
SOURCE
Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary;2005, p2224
SOURCE TYPE
Book
DOC. TYPE
Reference Entry
ABSTRACT
A definition of the term "transmission-based precautions" is presented. It refers to the measures suggested by U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to reduce the risk of airborne transmission of infection in hospitals.
ACCESSION #
21249150

 

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