The economic value of screening haemodialysis patients for methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus in the USA.


Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) can cause severe infections in patients undergoing haemodialysis. Routine periodic testing of haemodialysis patients and attempting to decolonize those who test positive may be a strategy to prevent MRSA infections. The economic value of such a strategy has not yet been estimated. We constructed a Markov… (More)
DOI: 10.1111/j.1469-0691.2011.03525.x