Differences in Hospital-Associated Multidrug-Resistant Organisms and Clostridium difficile Rates Using 2-Day versus 3-Day Definitions.
Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2014 Nov;35(11):1417-1420
Authors: Gombosev A, Fouad SE, Cui E, Cao C, Terpstra L, Avery TR, Kim D, Meyers H, Cheung M, Huang SS
We surveyed infection prevention programs in 16 hospitals for hospital-associated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), vancomycin-resistant enterococci, extended-spectrum β-lactamase, and multidrug-resistant Acinetobacter acquisition, as well as hospital-associated MRSA bacteremia and Clostridium difficile infection based on defining events as occurring >2 days versus >3 days after admission. The former resulted in significantly higher median rates, ranging from 6.76% to 45.07% higher.
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