Regarding the article Patient-sharing seen as raising risk of infection:
This is something that infection preventionists have known intuitively for years. We know our frequent fliers. We now use any admission to any hospital as a risk factor for admission screening for antibiotic-resistant organisms no matter how brief that stay may have been. Just passing through emergency rooms seems to increase the risk and carriage of AROs.
Becky Johnson, RNInfection control coordinatorMedical Center HospitalOdessa, Texas
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