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What Is Nosocomial? Large Variation in Hospital Choice of Numerators and Denominators Affects Rates of Hospital-Onset Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  23041819     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
We calculated hospital-onset methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (HO-MRSA) rates for Orange County, California, hospitals using survey and state data. Numerators were variably defined as HO-MRSA occurring more than 48 hours (37%), more than 2 days (30%), and more than 3 days (33%) postadmission. Survey-reported denominators differed from state-reported patient-days. Numerator and denominator choices substantially impacted HO-MRSA rates.
Rupak Datta; Melissa Kuo King; Diane Kim; Christopher Nguyen; Kristen Elkins; Adrijana Gombosev; Taliser R Avery; Hildy Meyers; Michele Cheung; Susan S Huang
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2012-09-19
Journal Detail:
Title:  Infection control and hospital epidemiology : the official journal of the Society of Hospital Epidemiologists of America     Volume:  33     ISSN:  1559-6834     ISO Abbreviation:  Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol     Publication Date:  2012 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-10-08     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8804099     Medline TA:  Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1166-9     Citation Subset:  IM; N    
Division of Infectious Diseases and Health Policy Research Institute, University of California Irvine School of Medicine, Irvine, California.
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