Health Care-Associated Invasive MRSA Infections, 2005-2008

Source: Alexander J. Kallen, et al., Journal of the American Medical Association, Vol. 304 no. 6, August 11, 2010
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From the abstract:
Taken together with data from more than 600 intensive care units nationwide, these findings suggest that there is a real decrease in MRSA infection rates among patients in US hospitals. As highlighted in the recently finalized US Department of Health and Human Services Action Plan to Prevent Healthcare-Associated Infections,3 prevention of invasive MRSA infections is a national priority. Although these data suggest progress has occurred in preventing health care-associated MRSA infections, more challenges remain. Increasing adherence to existing recommendations and addressing MRSA transmission and prevention beyond inpatient settings are challenges that will require further effort and investigation if eliminating the goal of preventable health care-associated invasive MRSA infections is to be attained.

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