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Patient Notification Toolkit


CDC has released a new toolkit, titled "Patient Notification Toolkit, "to assist health departments and healthcare facilities with notifying patients after an infection control lapse or potential disease transmission during medical care. The toolkit includes the key steps a healthcare facility or public health department should take to initiate a patient notification. It also provides resources to assist with creating notification documents, planning media and communication strategies, developing communication resources, and releasing notification letters.

Primary Toolkit:

Epidemiology Toolkit

Secondary Toolkits:

Infectious Disease Prevention and Control Toolkit

Keyword Area:

Epidemiology, Infectious Diseases


Institutional Author:

U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention




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