Predictors of hospitals with endemic community-associated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus.

@article{Murphy2013PredictorsOH,
  title={Predictors of hospitals with endemic community-associated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus.},
  author={Courtney R. Murphy and Lyndsey O. Hudson and Brian G. Spratt and Kristen R Elkins and Leah Terpstra and Adrijana Gombosev and Christopher D. Nguyen and Paul B Hannah and Richard E Alexander and Mark C. Enright and Susan S. Huang},
  journal={Infection control and hospital epidemiology},
  year={2013},
  volume={34 6},
  pages={581-7}
}
OBJECTIVE We sought to identify hospital characteristics associated with community-associated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (CA-MRSA) carriage among inpatients. DESIGN  Prospective cohort study. SETTING  Orange County, California. PARTICIPANTS  Thirty hospitals in a single county. METHODS  We collected clinical MRSA isolates from… CONTINUE READING