Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jhin.2012.11.021
Title: Impact of nursing home residence on hospital epidemiology of meticillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus: A perspective from Asia
Authors: Verrall, A. 
Merchant, R. 
Dillon, J.
Ying, D.
Fisher, D. 
Keywords: Meticillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus
Nursing homes
Screening
Surveillance
Issue Date: Mar-2013
Citation: Verrall, A., Merchant, R., Dillon, J., Ying, D., Fisher, D. (2013-03). Impact of nursing home residence on hospital epidemiology of meticillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus: A perspective from Asia. Journal of Hospital Infection 83 (3) : 250-252. ScholarBank@NUS Repository. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jhin.2012.11.021
Abstract: In a Singapore hospital practising meticillin-resistant . Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) admission screening, the relative risk for MRSA colonization for those admitted from nursing homes was 6.89 (95% confidence interval: 5.74-8.26; 41% of 190 vs 6.0% of 14,849). However, the MRSA burden on admission attributable to nursing home residence was low (6.9%). Risk factors independently associated with MRSA colonization in patients admitted from nursing homes were previous hospital admissions, broken skin, prior use of antibiotics and Chinese ethnicity. Low rates of nursing home use means that the overall impact of nursing home residence on MRSA in our hospital is low. © 2012 The Healthcare Infection Society.
Source Title: Journal of Hospital Infection
URI: http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/128961
ISSN: 01956701
DOI: 10.1016/j.jhin.2012.11.021
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