Completeness of Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus Bloodstream Infection Reporting from Outpatient Hemodialysis Facilities to the National Healthcare Safety Network, 2013

Duc B. Nguyen, Isaac See, Nicole Gualandi, Alicia Shugart, Christi Lines, Wendy Bamberg, Ghinwa Dumyati, Lee H. Harrison, Lindsey Lesher, Joelle Nadle, Susan Petit, Susan M. Ray, William Schaffner, John Townes, Levi Njord, Dawn Sievert, Nicola D. Thompson, Priti R. Patel

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Abstract

Reports of bloodstream infections caused by methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus among chronic hemodialysis patients to 2 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention surveillance systems (National Healthcare Safety Network Dialysis Event and Emerging Infections Program) were compared to evaluate completeness of reporting. Many methicillin-resistant S. aureus bloodstream infections identified in hospitals were not reported to National Healthcare Safety Network Dialysis Event.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)205-207
Number of pages3
JournalInfection control and hospital epidemiology
Volume37
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 1 2016

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Epidemiology
  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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Nguyen, D. B., See, I., Gualandi, N., Shugart, A., Lines, C., Bamberg, W., Dumyati, G., Harrison, L. H., Lesher, L., Nadle, J., Petit, S., Ray, S. M., Schaffner, W., Townes, J., Njord, L., Sievert, D., Thompson, N. D., & Patel, P. R. (2016). Completeness of Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus Bloodstream Infection Reporting from Outpatient Hemodialysis Facilities to the National Healthcare Safety Network, 2013. Infection control and hospital epidemiology, 37(2), 205-207. https://doi.org/10.1017/ice.2015.265