Rising rates of carbapenem-resistant enterobacteriaceae in community hospitals: a mixed-methods review of epidemiology and microbiology practices in a network of community hospitals in the southeastern United States.

@article{Thaden2014RisingRO,
  title={Rising rates of carbapenem-resistant enterobacteriaceae in community hospitals: a mixed-methods review of epidemiology and microbiology practices in a network of community hospitals in the southeastern United States.},
  author={Joshua T. Thaden and Sarah S. Lewis and Kevin C. Hazen and Kirk Huslage and Vance G. Fowler and Rebekah W. Moehring and Luke Francis Chen and Constance D Jones and Zack S. Moore and Daniel John Sexton and Deverick J. Anderson},
  journal={Infection control and hospital epidemiology},
  year={2014},
  volume={35 8},
  pages={978-83}
}
OBJECTIVE Describe the epidemiology of carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE) and examine the effect of lower carbapenem breakpoints on CRE detection. DESIGN Retrospective cohort. SETTING Inpatient care at community hospitals. PATIENTS All patients with CRE-positive cultures were included. METHODS CRE isolated from 25 community hospitals were prospectively entered into a centralized database from January 2008 through December 2012. Microbiology laboratory practices were assessed… CONTINUE READING
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