Development of a prediction rule for methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus and vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus carriage in a veterans affairs medical center population

Stefan Riedel, Diana Von Stein, Kelly Richardson, Joann Page, Sara Miller, Patricia Winokur, Daniel Diekema

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Abstract

A history of hospital admission in the prior year was the most sensitive predictor of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus or vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus colonization at admission to a Veterans Affairs Medical Center (VAMC) but missed more than one-third of carriers and required screening more than one-half of admitted patients.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)969-971
Number of pages3
JournalInfection control and hospital epidemiology
Volume29
Issue number10
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 1 2008

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Epidemiology
  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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