Some hospitals screen and identify high risk patients for methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) colonization. We performed postdischarge surveillance, including a telephone survey, and estimated a 9.5% incidence of infection in MRSA-colonized children in the year following discharge. Interventions are needed to reduce MRSA infections in colonized children after hospital discharge.
- Postdischarge follow-up
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Health Policy
- Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
- Infectious Diseases