Should Contact Precautions Be Used for Patients with MRSA Infection and Colonization in Acute Care Settings?

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NEJM Evid. 2024 Feb;3(2):EVIDtt2300302. doi: 10.1056/EVIDtt2300302. Epub 2024 Jan 23.


Are Contact Precautions for Patients with MRSA Useful?MRSA infections lead to substantial morbidity and mortality. Hospitals commonly implement "contact precautions" to reduce MRSA transmission; however, recent studies have challenged the effectiveness of this strategy, and the use of contact precautions has been associated with certain adverse events. This article reviews the existing evidence and proposes a randomized trial to assess the efficacy of contact precautions in preventing MRSA transmission.

PMID:38320491 | DOI:10.1056/EVIDtt2300302

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