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Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus - U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

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Last Updated: 02 February 2022

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Variation in Empiric Coverage Versus Detection of Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus and Pseudomonas aeruginosa in Hospitalizations for Community-Onset Pneumonia Across 128 US Veterans Affairs Medical Centers.

SETTING A total of 128 hospitals in the Veterans Affairs health system has been established. PartICIPANTS Hospitalizations with a principal diagnosis of pneumonia from 2009 to 2010. METHODS We investigated the proportions of hospitalizations with empiric antibiotic coverage for methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus and Pseudomona aeruginosa and Pseudomonaeudomonas aeruginosa and Pseudomona aeruginosa, as well as in blood or respiratory cultures when first detected in blood or respiratory cultures. Whereas coverage was greatest among patients with new hospitalizations and long-term care, where finding was highest in patients with a positive environment and hospitals with a high incidence of the disease in pneumonia. MRSA and PAER coverage and detection varied widely throughout both coverage and detection, but the likelihood of reporting correlated poorly with likelihood of detection. Providing microbiology data during empiric antibiotic decision making may help minimize risk of resistant pathogens and promote more judicious use of broad-spectrum antibiotics.

Source link: https://doi.org/10.1017/ice.2017.98

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