Outcomes of an enhanced surveillance program for carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae

Margaret Fitzpatrick*, Teresa Zembower, Michael Malczynski, Chao Qi, Maureen K. Bolon

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Abstract

Optimal surveillance strategies for identifying patients colonized with and at risk for transmitting carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE) are urgently needed. We instituted an enhanced surveillance program for CRE that identified unrecognized CREcolonized patients but failed to identify possible CRE transmissions. We also identified risk factors associated with transmitting CRE.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)419-422
Number of pages4
JournalInfection Control and Hospital Epidemiology
Volume35
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2014

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Epidemiology
  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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