Navigation Links
Study finds MRSA screening saves hospitals money
Date:1/27/2011

Washington, DC, January 27, 2011 Screening patients in the intensive care unit (ICU) for methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) produces cost savings for the whole hospital, according to a study that used a statistical simulation model published in the February issue of the American Journal of Infection Control, the official publication of APIC - the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology.

Conducted by a team of researchers at the Minneapolis Veterans Affairs Medical Center, a 279-bed teaching hospital and outpatient facility, the goal of the study was to determine the costs per hospital admission of screening ICU patients for MRSA and isolating patients who tested positive. They found that even under the most conservative assumptions the screening would be cost-neutral if early detection of MRSA would lead to a reduced rate of infection and transmission within the hospital. Under optimal assumptions, screening could result in savings of almost $500 per hospital admission.

The research was led by John A. Nyman, PhD, a health economist at the University of Minnesota School of Public Health. It assessed the possible impact and cost effectiveness of active detection of MRSA and isolation on frequency of MRSA infections in the ICUs and hospital-wide.

"This study presents evidence of the cost savings from implementing a program that targets the ICU population but that has an effect that is hospital-wide," according to Dr. Nyman and his colleagues. "Although we find that this program pays for itself through the MRSA infections prevented, it is important that hospitals also consider how this type of program fits into their overall institutional, infection-prevention programs and realize that this intervention is only one of many alternative interventions that are designed to prevent healthcare-associated infections."

The authors contend that this approach could complement other st
'/>"/>

Contact: Liz Garman
egarman@apic.org
202-454-2604
Elsevier Health Sciences
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. New national study finds 34 percent increase in running-related injuries among children
2. Study Ties Hot Flashes to Lower Breast Cancer Risk
3. Yearly mammograms from age 40 save 71 percent more lives, study shows
4. Organic food in pregnancy -- new study
5. Abortion Typically Doesnt Harm Mental Health: Study
6. Widespread Use of Defibrillators in Public Places Saves Lives: Study
7. RIC study suggests researchers are entering a new era of advances in brain research
8. Sharing child caregiving may increase parental conflict, study finds
9. Stroke Centers Providing Better Care, Study Finds
10. Study raises safety concerns about experimental cancer approach
11. New study finds reminders for immunizations challenging for pediatric practices
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:9/17/2014)... Tampa, FL (PRWEB) September 17, 2014 Tina ... ), is finishing up her chemotherapy but not her fight ... up for the Komen Florida Suncoast “Race for the Cure” ... “I registered for the Komen Race for the Cure because ... breast cancer,” Griffin said. , As part of her efforts, ...
(Date:9/17/2014)... (PRWEB) September 17, 2014 Four ... eighth annual Wailea Tennis Fantasy Camp on ... Maui’s prestigious Wailea Tennis Club, with three-time grand slam ... returning to Wailea, Maui for her fifth year. , ... match play with Davenport, recently inducted into the International ...
(Date:9/17/2014)... September 17, 2014 A raucous childhood ... come together to form author Nancy Chovancek’s laughter-filled new ... is a collection of short stories that prove the ... fun. With a positive message of empowerment and resilience, ... is a proven author with two books under her ...
(Date:9/17/2014)... This September 18-20, 22 participating developmentally-disabled athletes ... three stage outdoor sporting event in non-profit World T.E.A.M. ... , Hosted at The Center for Discovery ... five participating teams coached by able-bodied athletes. For each ... provide expert guidance as well as technical assistance. Like ...
(Date:9/17/2014)... GA (PRWEB) September 17, 2014 Lee ... settlement industry, will be appearing on The Balancing Act® ... two September episodes. , The segment will premiere on ... on 'The Balancing Act® airing on Lifetime Television®' with ... of Asset Funding Corp. for over a decade and ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Tina Griffin’s Fight Against Cancer Didn’t Stop With her Chemotherapy—Her Next Step Is to Run in the Suncoast ‘Race for the Cure’ Oct. 11 2Health News:Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea Announces 8th Annual Wailea Tennis Fantasy Camp 2Health News:Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea Announces 8th Annual Wailea Tennis Fantasy Camp 3Health News:World T.E.A.M. Sports’ Adventure Team Challenge New York Includes Disabled Athletes 2Health News:World T.E.A.M. Sports’ Adventure Team Challenge New York Includes Disabled Athletes 3Health News:Lee Berman Will Appear On The Balancing Act® airing on Lifetime Television® 2
... they sometimes use to compensate for the turbulence of ... They create an artificial star called a guide star ... turbulence. Lihong Wang, PhD, the Gene K. ... in St. Louis, has invented a guide star for ...
... Men looking for Valentine,s Day gifts are most concerned with ... that often means jewelry, according to a shopping behavior expert. ... they do -- and men want reassurance that their taste ... professor of hospitality management at the University of New Hampshire, ...
... SAN FRANCISCO (February 11, 2011) In a study ... Medicine,s (SMFM) annual meeting, The Pregnancy Meeting , in ... despite fetal pulmonary maturity, babies delivered at between 36 ... of neonatal morbidities. The American College of ...
... By E.J. Mundell HealthDay Reporter , THURSDAY, Feb. ... in scarlet, while Today show host Ann Curry ... show host Gayle King, sashayed in a cherry Donna Karan ... Taking part Wednesday night in the annual Red Dress Collection ...
... idea of image compression in computers. File extensions like ".jpg" or ... a more efficient format, reducing file size by a factor of ... quality. The full set of original pixel values would occupy too ... across networks. The brain is faced with a similar problem. ...
... developed by Dr Roger Bayston in the School of Clinical ... awarded an allied health professional training fellowship of almost 160,000 ... prevent bacterial infections associated with broken bones. Pins ... Up to 40 per cent of patients being treated in ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:A guide star lets scientists see deep into human tissue 2Health News:A guide star lets scientists see deep into human tissue 3Health News:A guide star lets scientists see deep into human tissue 4Health News:A guide star lets scientists see deep into human tissue 5Health News:A guide star lets scientists see deep into human tissue 6Health News:Study finds even with fetal lung maturity, babies delivered prior to 39 weeks are at risk 2Health News:Stars Strut on the Runway for Women's Heart Health 2Health News:Stars Strut on the Runway for Women's Heart Health 3Health News:JPEG for the mind: How the brain compresses visual information 2Health News:Anti-bacterial collar to help mend broken bones 2
(Date:9/16/2014)... SAN DIEGO , Sept. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ ... acquired enzastaurin, a late-stage oncology drug, from Eli ... rights to develop, manufacture and commercialize enzastaurin globally, ... rights, data, and information. Lilly ... in Phase 2 and Phase 3 clinical trials ...
(Date:9/16/2014)...  Decision Resources Group finds that the rheumatoid arthritis (RA) disease-modifying ... over $18.2 billion in 2023 in the United States ... , Italy , Spain , ... . TNF-alpha inhibitors will remain the leading drug class in ... will be constrained and patient shares will decline due to the ...
(Date:9/16/2014)... , Sept. 16, 2014   HemCon Medical ... of TriStar Wellness Solutions(R), Inc. (OTCQB: ... advanced medical products, announced today that the revenue ... by 39 percent, and microdispersed oxidized cellulose raw ... 2014.  Overall, TWSI expects third quarter revenues to ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Denovo Biopharma Acquires Late-Stage Oncology Drug From lilly For Development As A Personalized Medicine 2The Rheumatoid Arthritis Drug Market Will Grow to $18.2 Billion in 2023, Driven by the Uptake of Oral Jak Inhibitors and Non TNF-alpha Biologics 2The Rheumatoid Arthritis Drug Market Will Grow to $18.2 Billion in 2023, Driven by the Uptake of Oral Jak Inhibitors and Non TNF-alpha Biologics 3HemCon Medical Technologies, Inc. Projects Strong Third Quarter Revenues 2HemCon Medical Technologies, Inc. Projects Strong Third Quarter Revenues 3HemCon Medical Technologies, Inc. Projects Strong Third Quarter Revenues 4
... April 26 Micromet, Inc. (Nasdaq: MITI ), a biopharmaceutical ... treatment of cancer, today announced that it will host a conference call ... Wednesday, May 5, 2010 , at 8:30 AM ET . , ... To participate in the conference ...
... , April 26 Cornerstone Therapeutics Inc. (Nasdaq: ... developing and commercializing significant products primarily for the respiratory and ... call at 8:00 AM ET on Tuesday, ... the quarter ended March 31, 2010 .  Management will ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Micromet to Report First Quarter 2010 Financial Results on May 5 2Cornerstone Therapeutics to Host First Quarter 2010 Conference Call 2Cornerstone Therapeutics to Host First Quarter 2010 Conference Call 3
... Distriman is a ... that is designed to ... used with Gilson DistriTip ... polypropylene syringes with level ...
... lightweight and balanced for smooth, one-handed control. ... comfort, reducing fatigue in even the longest ... physician to easily steer the catheter through ... one finger. Reflexion's auto-lock technology keeps the ...
... performance technologies - Quantum™ LEAP® balloon ... - unite in the Quantum™ Maverick® ... dilatation force balloon with exceptional deliverability. ... Maverick® shaft technology improves trackability and ...
... Libert Coronary Stent System ... of lesion access and ... a low crossing profile, ... catheter, the performance of ...
Medicine Products: