When should contact precautions be discontinued for patients with methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus?
Am J Infect Control. 2016 Aug 30;
Authors: Richey LE, Oh Y, Tchamba DM, Engle M, Formby LS, Salgado CD
When to discontinue contact precautions for patients with methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) remains unresolved and policies vary between hospitals. We prospectively performed admission active surveillance cultures on patients known to have been MRSA positive for at least 1 year to determine the proportion who remained positive. The proportion of patients with MRSA who remained positive was 19.9%; however, this significantly decreased over time, particularly after 5 years.
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