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

  • Duc B. Nguyen (a1), Isaac See (a1), Nicole Gualandi (a1) (a2), Alicia Shugart (a1), Christi Lines (a1), Wendy Bamberg (a3), Ghinwa Dumyati (a4), Lee H. Harrison (a5), Lindsey Lesher (a6), Joelle Nadle (a7), Susan Petit (a8), Susan M. Ray (a9), William Schaffner (a10), John Townes (a11), Levi Njord (a12), Dawn Sievert (a1), Nicola D. Thompson (a1) and Priti R. Patel (a1)...

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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.

Infect. Control Hosp. Epidemiol. 2016;37(2):205–207

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Address correspondence to Duc B. Nguyen, MD, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1600 Clifton Rd MS-A35, Atlanta, GA 30329-4027 (vif8@cdc.gov).

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Presented in part: IDWeek 2014; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; October 10, 2014 (Abstract 887).

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

  • Duc B. Nguyen (a1), Isaac See (a1), Nicole Gualandi (a1) (a2), Alicia Shugart (a1), Christi Lines (a1), Wendy Bamberg (a3), Ghinwa Dumyati (a4), Lee H. Harrison (a5), Lindsey Lesher (a6), Joelle Nadle (a7), Susan Petit (a8), Susan M. Ray (a9), William Schaffner (a10), John Townes (a11), Levi Njord (a12), Dawn Sievert (a1), Nicola D. Thompson (a1) and Priti R. Patel (a1)...

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