Postdischarge surveillance to identify subsequent methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus infections in colonized children.
Some hospitals screen and identify high risk patients for methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) colonization. We performed postdischarge surveillance, including a telephone survey, and estimated a 9.5% incidence of infection in MRSA-colonized children in the year following discharge. Interventions are needed to reduce MRSA infections in colonized children after hospital discharge.
Advani, S; Sengupta, A; Milstone, AM
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