MRSA comes home with more patients

November 2009
Hospice Management Advisor;Nov2009, Vol. 14 Issue 11, p127
The article reports on the presence of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) in patients discharged from hospitals to home health care in the U.S. According to a study, about 13% of these patients have MRSA. Staff members are advised to use good infection control practices to protect patients and reduce the presence of MRSA. Moreover, government agencies are aiming to prevent the transmission of MRSA as cases of patients with MRSA infection increased to 12% from 7% since 2000.


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