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  • Kavanagh KT, Abusalem S, Calderon LE. The incidence of MRSA infections in the United States. Is a more comprehensive tracking system needed? Antimicrobial Resistance and Infection Control. Accepted March 21, 2017.

  • Letter to Editor:  Comment Regarding:  Electronic hand hygiene monitoring as a tool for reducing health care–associated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus infection.  American Journal of infection Control.  December 01 2016    http://www.ajicjournal.org/article/S0196-6553(16)30904-X/fulltext   

    • (Non-Peer Reviewed) Kavanagh KT, Saman DM. Comment on PMID: 27908437: Response to Letter Regarding Manuscript “Electronic Hand Hygiene Monitoring as a Tool for Reducing Nosocomial Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus Infection” In: PubMed Commons [Internet]. Bethesda (MD): National Library of Medicine; 2016 Dec. 16. Available from: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27908437#cm27908437_34333
  •  A Perspective on the Evidence Regarding Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus Surveillance. J Patient Saf. 2012 Aug 7. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 22874134      FREE ACCESS
    http://journals.lww.com/journalpatientsafety/Fulltext/2012/09000/
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  • Premier Pay for Performance and Patient Outcomes".  New England Journal of Medicine.  July  2012;367:381-383. PMID: 22830476   (Letter to the Editor Regarding the Effectiveness of Process Measures and Mortality Measures in Promoting Healthcare Quality)   FREE ACCESS  http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMc1206170    View Altmetric Score    

  • Financial Incentives to Promote Healthcare Quality:  The Hospital Acquired Conditions Nonpayment Policy.  The Journal of Social Work in Public Health.   2011 Sep 26(5):524-541. PMID: 21902485   
    http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/19371918.2011.533554   View Altmetric Score   

  •  Mounting evidence supports universal surveillance for MRSA in preoperative patients. J Am Coll Surg. 2011 Aug;213(2):335-6. PMID: 21787990. (Commentary on Swiss/Geneva MRSA Study Published in JAMA (Harbarth, Fankhauser, Schrenzel, et.al, 2008)).      

  • Letter to the editor In response to "Assessing nursing staffing ratios: variability in workload intensity". Policy Polit Nurs Pract. 2007 Aug;8(3):182. PMID: 18178924
      

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 MRSA Picture  

The picture on the right is a photomicrograph of
Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (MRSA).