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Table 2 Research questions for the community setting in descending order of priority.

From: Identifying research priorities on infections in older adults: proceedings of an interdisciplinary workshop

1. What is the prevalence of methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) in the
  community and what are the risk factors for its acquisition?
2. In frail older adults with influenza, do neuraminidase inhibitors reduce influenza-
  related complications?
3. Among older adults living in the community, what are most effective strategies for
  optimizing antibiotic prescribing?
4. What is the burden of illness due to infections in older adults living in the community?
5. What is the incidence and etiology of community acquired pneumonia in older adults?
6. What do healthcare providers and policy makers perceive to be barriers to
  implementation of home care agency vaccination programs?
7. Do nutritional supplementation strategies prevent community acquired infection in
  older adults?
8. Are alternative and complementary medicine therapies effective in preventing and
  treating infections in older adults?
9. What is the burden of illness due to infections in older adults receiving home care and
  what strategies are effective in preventing these infections?
10. What are the barriers to influenza and pneumococcus vaccination in older adults?
11. What are the most effective strategies to combat misinformation regarding risks of
  pneumococcal and influenza immunization?
12. Does a feeding and positioning strategy for community-based neurologically impaired
  older adults reduce the risk for pneumonia?
13. How can the diagnosis of community-acquired respiratory infections be improved in
  older adults?