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The Impact of Discontinuing Contact Precautions for VRE and MRSA on Device-Associated Infections

  • Michael B. Edmond (a1), Nadia Masroor (a2), Michael P. Stevens (a2), Janis Ober (a2) and Gonzalo Bearman (a2)...

The impact of discontinuing contact precautions for patients with MRSA and VRE colonization/infection on device-associated hospital-acquired infection rates at an academic medical center was investigated in this before-and-after study. In the setting of a strong horizontal infection prevention platform, discontinuation of contact precautions had no impact on device-associated hospital-acquired infection rates.

Infect. Control Hosp. Epidemiol. 2015;36(8):978–980

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Address correspondence to Gonzalo Bearman MD, MPH, VCU Medical Center, Box 980019, Richmond, VA 23298 (
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