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Development of a Prediction Rule for Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus and Vancomycin-Resistant Enterococcus Carriage in a Veterans Affairs Medical Center Population

  • Stefan Riedel (a1) (a2), Diana Von Stein (a3) (a1), Kelly Richardson (a3) (a1), Joann Page (a3), Sara Miller (a3), Patricia Winokur (a3) (a1) and Daniel Diekema (a3) (a1)...


A history of hospital admission in the prior year was the most sensitive predictor of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus or vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus colonization at admission to a Veterans Affairs Medical Center (VAMC) but missed more than one-third of carriers and required screening more than one-half of admitted patients.


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University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine, 200 Hawkins Dr., Iowa City, IA 52242 (


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