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MDRO contamination rates ranged from 11.9% to 28.5% across 6 facilities.
The rate of decline of MRSA bloodstream infections in US hospitals has slowed since 2012.
Six months of decolonization lowered MRSA rates 30% and any type of infection 17%.
Infection rates were 10 times higher in children from an Orthodox Jewish community.
Few resources address when contact precautions can be stepped back, and hospital approaches vary.
The drug-resistant strain has emerged recently on pig farms but has rarely caused human illness.
The study appears to be the first to measure colonization incidence or infections as a primary outcome.
The program, approved by residents, was tied to an 89% drop in MRSA over 4 years.
The study, based on 34 million discharge records over 6 years, is the first to estimate trends in US hospitals.
MRSA infections have declined in recent years, paralleling a drop in adults.
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