MRSA is a strengthening enemy. A minor health concern 50 years ago, it is a growing cause of morbidity and mortality in hospitals today. The organism now affects at least 46 of every 1,000 patients in hospitals and nursing homes. Each year, MRSA infections are associated with billions of dollars in direct costs and thousands of patient deaths.
Albert Einstein Healthcare Network (AEHN) was chosen as one of 6 beta sites in a Robert Wood Johnson-funded effort to eliminate transmission of MRSA by applying Positive Deviance concepts to infection control.
Cohn, Jeff MD, MHCM
"Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (MRSA) Eradication and Positive Deviance: Experience at Philadelphia's Albert Einstein Medical Center,"
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