Compliance with statewide regulations for communication of patients’ multidrug-resistant organism and Clostridium difficile status during transitions of care

Katherine D. Ellingson, Brie N. Noble, Dat Tran, Genevieve L. Buser, Christopher D. Pfeiffer, P. Maureen Cassidy, Rebecca Pierce, Zintars G. Beldavs, Jon P. Furuno

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In 2014, Oregon implemented an interfacility transfer communication law requiring notification of multidrug-resistant organism status on patient transfer. Based on 2015 and 2016 statewide facility surveys, compliance was 77% and 87% for hospitals, and 67% and 68% for skilled nursing facilities. Methods for complying with the rule were heterogeneous, and fewer than half of all facilities surveyed reported use of a standardized interfacility transfer communication form to assess a patient's multidrug-resistant organism status on transfer.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)451-453
Number of pages3
JournalAmerican Journal of Infection Control
Issue number4
StatePublished - Apr 2020



  • Hospitals
  • Interfacility communication
  • MDRO
  • Nursing homes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Epidemiology
  • Health Policy
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Infectious Diseases

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