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Risk Factors for Patient Colonization w/ MRSA in a Nursing Home

Purpose:

To evaluate a nursing home resident for risk factors associated with MRSA colonization as reported by O'Sullivan and Keane.

Specialty:

Infectious Diseases

Objective:

risk factors, complications, complication detection, public health

ICD-10:

A49.0, U80.1

Description:

O'Sullivan and Keane identified risk factors associated with nursing home residents being colonized with methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA). These can help identify patients to screen and monitor more closely over time. The authors are from St. James's Hospital in Dublin.

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