Impact of Results of Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus Surveillance Culture of Nasal Specimens on Subsequent Antibiotic Prescribing Patterns.
Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2010 Jun 28;
Authors: Ruhe JJ, Kreiswirth B, Perlman DC, Mildvan D, Koll B
We studied the potential impact of results of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) surveillance culture of nasal specimens on physicians' vancomycin-prescribing habits. We compared 116 case patients who had positive results with 116 matched control subjects who had negative results. On multivariate analyses, a positive MRSA carrier status remained strongly predictive of vancomycin use within the subsequent 12 weeks.
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