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Journal Article
Study

Eight years of decreased methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus health care–associated infections associated with a Veterans Affairs prevention initiative.

Evans ME, Kralovic SM, Simbartl LA, et al. American journal of infection control. 2017;45:13-16.

This retrospective study demonstrated declines in methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus health care–associated infections between 2007–2015. Researchers attribute these results to implementation of the Veterans Affairs MRSA Prevention Initiative. These findings underscore the success of patient safety practices in reducing health care–associated infections.