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Trend of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) bacteremia in an institution with a high rate of MRSA after the reinforcement of antibiotic stewardship and hand hygiene

 Yong Chan Kim  ;  Min Hyung Kim  ;  Je Eun Song  ;  Jin Young Ahn  ;  Dong Hyun Oh  ;  Oh Mee Kweon  ;  Dongsuk Lee  ;  Sun Bean Kim  ;  Hye-won Kim  ;  Su Jin Jeong  ;  Nam Su Ku  ;  Sang Hoon Han  ;  Eun Suk Park  ;  Dongeun Yong  ;  Young Goo Song  ;  Kyungwon Lee  ;  June Myung Kim  ;  Jun Yong Choi 
 American Journal of Infection Control, Vol.41(5) : 39-43, 2013 
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 American Journal of Infection Control 
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BACKGROUND: Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infections are a concern across the worldwide. METHODS: Antibiotic stewardship and hand hygiene programs were reinforced in a 2,000-bed tertiary hospital in South Korea where the methicillin resistance rate of Staphylococcus aureus is about 65%. The computerized prescription restriction was implemented in August 2008. "Hand hygiene program," consistent with World Health Organization guideline, was reinforced in December 2008. We assessed the effect of the infection control programs on the incidence of MRSA bloodstream infection (BSI) from January 2006 through November 2011. RESULTS: Incidence of MRSA BSI was reduced from 0.171 per 1,000 patient-days in 2009 to 0.116 per 1,000 patient-days in 2011 (P = .009). Monthly mean antibiotic consumption decreased from 690.54 ± 28.33 defined daily dose per 1,000 patients-days in 2008 to 652.47 ± 20.77 (P = .015) in 2011. The rates of performance in hand hygiene increased from 43% in 2008 to 83% in 2011 (P = .043). CONCLUSION: Although we did not implement all components of "MRSA bundle," efforts to reinforce antibiotic stewardship and hand hygiene program for 3 years had beneficial effects on the decrease in MRSA BSI in this institute with high rate of MRSA
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Ku, Nam Su(구남수) ORCID logo https://orcid.org/0000-0002-9717-4327
Kim, Min Hyung(김민형)
Kim, Sun Bean(김선빈)
Kim, Yong Chan(김용찬)
Kim, June Myung(김준명)
Kim, Hye Won(김혜원)
Song, Young Goo(송영구) ORCID logo https://orcid.org/0000-0002-0733-4156
Song, Je Eun(송제은)
Ahn, Jin Young(안진영) ORCID logo https://orcid.org/0000-0002-3740-2826
Oh, Dong Hyun(오동현)
Yong, Dong Eun(용동은) ORCID logo https://orcid.org/0000-0002-1225-8477
Lee, Kyungwon(이경원) ORCID logo https://orcid.org/0000-0003-3788-2134
Jeong, Su Jin(정수진) ORCID logo https://orcid.org/0000-0003-4025-4542
Choi, Jun Yong(최준용) ORCID logo https://orcid.org/0000-0002-2775-3315
Han, Sang Hoon(한상훈) ORCID logo https://orcid.org/0000-0002-4278-5198
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