The decrease in Healthcare-Associated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus infections and savings from glycopeptide use


Coskun D., Aytac J.

INFECTION CONTROL AND HOSPITAL EPIDEMIOLOGY, vol.27, no.10, pp.1131-1132, 2006 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 27 Issue: 10
  • Publication Date: 2006
  • Doi Number: 10.1086/507969
  • Journal Name: INFECTION CONTROL AND HOSPITAL EPIDEMIOLOGY
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.1131-1132
  • Istanbul University Affiliated: No

Abstract

We evaluated changes in the rate of healthcare-associated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus ( MRSA) infections and healthcare-associated S. aureus infections after implementation of infection control precautions and the effect of this on glycopeptide use and expenditures for glycopeptides in a private medical center in Turkey in the years 2000-2005. A striking decrease was obtained in the number of MRSA infections, and the expenditure for glycopeptide use also decreased.