Assessing MRSA's Burden, Rates Since 2005

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National estimates and characteristics of healthcare and community-associated onset (HACO) invasive methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA)  infections have declined since 2005, according to new research published in JAMA Internal Medicine. Preeti N. Malani, MD, MSJ, from the University of Michigan Health System and colleagues, reported that national estimated incidence rates decreased among HACO infections by 27.7% between 2005 and 2011, and hospital-onset infections decreased by 54.2%. However, community-associated infections decreased by only 5.0%. Strategies for reducing MRSA infections outside acute care settings is needed to reduce these rather even further. 

Assessing MRSA's Burden on US
Assessing MRSA's Burden on US
JAMA Internal MedicineNational Burden of Invasive Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus Infections, United States, 2011Raymund Dantes, MD, MPH; Yi Mu, PhD; Ruth Belflower, RN, MPH; Deborah Aragon, MSPH; Ghinwa Dumyati, MD; Lee H. Ray, MD; William Schaffner, MD; John Townes, MD; Scott ...

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