Epidemiology of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus pneumonia in community hospitals.

  title={Epidemiology of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus pneumonia in community hospitals.},
  author={Sarah S. Lewis and Vanessa J Walker and Mi Suk Lee and Luke Francis Chen and Rebekah W. Moehring and Christopher E Cox and Daniel John Sexton and Deverick J. Anderson},
  journal={Infection control and hospital epidemiology},
  volume={35 12},
OBJECTIVE Describe the epidemiology of healthcare-related (ie, healthcare-associated and hospital-acquired) pneumonia due to methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) among hospitalized patients in community hospitals. DESIGN Retrospective cohort study. SETTING Twenty-four community hospitals in the southeastern United States affiliated with the Duke Infection Control Outreach Network (median size, 211 beds; range, 103-658 beds). METHODS Adult patients with healthcare-related… CONTINUE READING
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