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Reducing hospitalizations and multidrug-resistant organisms via regional decolonization in hospitals and nursing homes

JAMA

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About The Study: In this quality improvement study of 35 health care facilities in Orange County, California, using quasi-experimental design, chlorhexidine bathing and nasal decolonization were associated with significantly lower multidrug-resistant organism prevalence and incident clinical cultures. Infection-related hospitalizations, associated costs, and deaths among nursing home residents also decreased. 

Authors: Susan S. Huang, M.D., M.P.H., of the University of California Irvine School of Medicine in Irvine, is the corresponding author.

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(doi:10.1001/jama.2024.2759)

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