AHRQ Study: Post-Hospital MRSA Infections Reduced By 30%

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edited March 2019 in Quality Street

Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infections and hospitalizations after hospital discharge were reduced by 30 percent in patients known to carry the bacteria on their body by a treatment that cleansed the bacteria from their skin or in their noses, according to new research funded by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ). Patients were treated with a combination of an over-the-counter antiseptic for bathing or showering, plus prescription antiseptic mouthwash and antibiotic nasal ointment.

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AHRQ: Post-Hospital MRSA Infections Reduced By 30 Percent Through Use of Antiseptic Soap, Mouthwash, and Antibiotic Nasal Ointment

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