• Epstein L, Mu Y, Belflower R, Scott J, Ray S, Dumyati G, Felsen C, Petit S, Yousey-Hindes K, Nadle J, Pasutti L, Lynfield R, Warnke L, Schaffner W, Leib K, Kallen AJ, Fridkin SK, Lessa FC. Risk Factors for Invasive Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus Infection After Recent Discharge From an Acute-Care Hospitalization, 2011-2013. Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America. 2016 Jan 1;62(1). 45-52. PMID: 26338787 [PubMed].


Significant progress has been made in reducing methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infections among hospitalized patients. However, the decreases in invasive MRSA infections among recently discharged patients have been less substantial. To inform prevention strategies, we assessed risk factors for invasive MRSA infection after acute-care hospitalizations.