Hospital-Onset MRSA Bacteremia Rates Are Significantly Correlated With Sociodemographic Factors: A Step Toward Risk Adjustment.

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Journal Article

The correlations between census-derived sociodemographic variables and hospital-onset methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus bacteremia (HO-MRSAB) rates were examined at the US state level. On multivariable analysis, only percent African American remained statistically significant. This finding highlights an important disparity and suggests that risk adjustment is needed when comparing HO-MRSAB rates among US states. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 2018;39:479-481.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Freeman, JT; Blakiston, MR; Anderson, DJ

Published Date

  • April 2018

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 39 / 4

Start / End Page

  • 479 - 481

PubMed ID

  • 29457569

Pubmed Central ID

  • 29457569

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1559-6834

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0899-823X

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1017/ice.2018.12

Language

  • eng