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BACKGROUND The incidence of falls among older hospitalized patients is higher than that of community-dwelling older persons. Prevention is important, but factors associated with these falls are less well studied than falls occurring in the community or nursing homes. METHODS This study was conducted in an acute-care general hospital in Hong Kong. During(More)
BACKGROUND We assessed the impact of infectious disease (ID) consultation on management and outcome in patients with Staphylococcus aureus bacteremia (SAB). METHODS A retrospective cohort study examined consecutive SAB patients from 6 academic and community hospitals between 2007 and 2010. Quality measures of management including echocardiography, repeat(More)
BACKGROUND Staphylococcus aureus bacteremia (SAB) is an important infection. Methicillin-resistant S aureus (MRSA) screening is performed on hospitalized patients for infection control purposes. OBJECTIVE To assess the usefulness of past MRSA screening for guiding empirical antibiotic therapy for SAB. METHODS A retrospective cohort study examined(More)
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