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


Coskun D., Aytac J.

INFECTION CONTROL AND HOSPITAL EPIDEMIOLOGY, cilt.27, ss.1131-1132, 2006 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 27 Konu: 10
  • Basım Tarihi: 2006
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1086/507969
  • Dergi Adı: INFECTION CONTROL AND HOSPITAL EPIDEMIOLOGY
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.1131-1132

Özet

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.