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Cross sectional study
Rates of hospital-acquired and healthcare-associated MRSA declined in the USA between 2005 and 2008
  1. Janis R Guilbeau
  1. University of Louisiana at Lafayette, College of Nursing and Allied Health Professions, Department of Nursing, Lafayette, Louisiana, USA
  1. Correspondence to Janis R Guilbeau
    DNP, FNP-BC, Assistant Professor, University of Louisiana at Lafayette, College of Nursing and Allied Health Professions, P.O. Box 43810 Lafayette, LA 70505, USA; jrguilbeau85{at}louisiana.edu

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Purpose

The prevention of infections is an important safety priority in healthcare and the communityand in particular, the drug-resistant pathogens are of major concern. To date, hospital infections are a huge burden to society, and methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infections are a major focus of healthcare providers. As MRSA is a known pathogen of public importance, there is interest in determining whether there is change in incidence rates in patient populations. There is an estimated 1.7 million healthcare-associated infections that are associated with …

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