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November 26, 2008

Nursing Homes During an Influenza Pandemic

JAMA. 2008;300(20):2366-2367. doi:10.1001/jama.2008.689

To the Editor: In their Research Letter, Dr Smith and colleagues1 reported that nursing homes may be expected to help with hospital patient overflow during an influenza pandemic. Of the 451 Nebraska and Michigan nursing homes responding to their survey, 38% reported that they would accept hospital overflow influenza patients requiring low levels of care.