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Guideline
. 2008 Mar;36(2):78-85.
doi: 10.1016/j.ajic.2007.09.005.

Guidelines for Animal-Assisted Interventions in Health Care Facilities

Guideline

Guidelines for Animal-Assisted Interventions in Health Care Facilities

Writing Panel of Working Group et al. Am J Infect Control. .

Abstract

Many hospitals and long-term care facilities in North America currently permit animals to visit with their patients; however, the development of relevant infection control and prevention policies has lagged, due in large part to the lack of scientific evidence regarding risks of patient infection associated with animal interaction. This report provides standard guidelines for animal-assisted interventions in health care facilities, taking into account the available evidence.

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