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Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus in hospitals: time for a culture change

Luke F Chen, Deverick J Anderson, Keith S Kaye and Daniel J Sexton
Med J Aust 2008; 188 (1): 61-64.
Published online: 7 January 2008

To the Editor: The recent editorial by Collignon and colleagues challenged Australian physicians and health care leaders to confront the rising burden of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA).1 Compared with Australia, the United States has a bigger problem with MRSA; more than 60% of all hospital-acquired S. aureus infections are now caused by MRSA.2

  • Luke F Chen
  • Deverick J Anderson
  • Keith S Kaye
  • Daniel J Sexton

  • Division of Infectious Diseases, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC, USA.

Correspondence: luke.chen@duke.edu

Competing interests:

Deverick Anderson sits on the Regional Advisory Panel for Pfizer and Schering–Plough.

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