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Beyond ß: Lessons Learned from Implementation of the Department of Veterans Affairs Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus Prevention Initiative

  • Amanda G. Garcia-Williams (a1), LaToya J. Miller (a2), Kelly H. Burkitt (a3), Timothy Cuerdon (a4), Rajiv Jain (a2), Michael J. Fine (a3) (a5), John A. Jernigan (a1) and Ronda L. Sinkowitz-Cochran (a1)...

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To describe the key strategies and potential pitfalls involved with implementing the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) Prevention Initiative in a qualitative evaluation, we conducted in-depth interviews with MRSA Prevention Coordinators at 17 VA ß sites at 2 time points during program implementation.

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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion, 1600 Clifton Road MS A-31, Atlanta, GA 30333 (RLS7@cdc.gov)

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Beyond ß: Lessons Learned from Implementation of the Department of Veterans Affairs Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus Prevention Initiative

  • Amanda G. Garcia-Williams (a1), LaToya J. Miller (a2), Kelly H. Burkitt (a3), Timothy Cuerdon (a4), Rajiv Jain (a2), Michael J. Fine (a3) (a5), John A. Jernigan (a1) and Ronda L. Sinkowitz-Cochran (a1)...

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