Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus: A public health issue with economic consequences.

  title={Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus: A public health issue with economic consequences.},
  author={Mireille M. Goetghebeur and Pierre-Alexandre Landry and Donald Han and Colin Vicente},
  journal={The Canadian journal of infectious diseases & medical microbiology = Journal canadien des maladies infectieuses et de la microbiologie medicale},
  volume={18 1},
BACKGROUND Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) has become endemic worldwide in hospitals, and community-associated MRSA is spreading into the community at large. OBJECTIVES To estimate the current cost of MRSA in Canada and to assess the magnitude of this public health issue. METHODS An extensive review of the literature was conducted to gather epidemiology, health care resource utilization and cost data for MRSA in Canadian settings. The current MRSA burden was estimated… CONTINUE READING

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