Nursing homes as reservoirs of MRSA: myth or reality?

  title={Nursing homes as reservoirs of MRSA: myth or reality?},
  author={Michele Garazi and Barbara M. Edwards and Donna Caccavale and Charles Auerbach and Gisele P Wolf-Klein},
  journal={Journal of the American Medical Directors Association},
  volume={10 6},
OBJECTIVE To determine the prevalence and risk factors associated with methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) colonization among residents of a long-term care facility (LTCF) and to investigate the association of prior antibiotics use and MRSA colonization. DESIGN Cross-sectional analysis. SETTING A large, 320-bed suburban long-term care facility in New York. PARTICIPANTS A representative sample of 160 nursing home residents. MEASUREMENTS We obtained nasal swabs to screen… CONTINUE READING
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