Excess costs and utilization associated with methicillin resistance for patients with Staphylococcus aureus infection.

@article{Filice2010ExcessCA,
  title={Excess costs and utilization associated with methicillin resistance for patients with Staphylococcus aureus infection.},
  author={Gregory A. Filice and John A. Nyman and Catherine A. Lexau and Christine H. Lees and Lindsay A Bockstedt and Kathryn J Como-Sabetti and Lindsey J. Lesher and Ruth Lynfield},
  journal={Infection control and hospital epidemiology},
  year={2010},
  volume={31 4},
  pages={365-73}
}
OBJECTIVE To determine differences in healthcare costs between cases of methicillin-susceptible Staphylococcus aureus (MSSA) infection and methicillin-resistant S. aureus (MRSA) infection in adults. DESIGN Retrospective study of all cases of S. aureus infection. SETTING Department of Veterans Affairs hospital and associated clinics. PATIENTS There were 390 patients with MSSA infections and 335 patients with MRSA infections. METHODS We used medical records, accounting systems, and… CONTINUE READING
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