Screening for MRSA: An idea whose time has come?

By Robert Brooks, MD, PhD, MBA

Reducing surgical site infections with simple protocols

The number of hospital admissions associated with methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) has exploded in the last decade, roughly tripling every 5 years. S. aureus is the most common single pathogen in surgical site infections (SSIs), and methicillin-resistant S. aureus often represents 30 percent to 50 percent of all S. aureus SSIs.

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