Reality check: Should we try to detect and isolate vancomycin-resistant enterococci patients?

Belinda Ostrowsky, James T. Steinberg, Barry Farr, Annette H. Sohn, Ronda L. Sinkowitz-Cochran, William R. Jarvis

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Abstract

Antimicrobial resistance, including vancomycin resistance in enterococci (VRE), is a growing problem in healthcare facilities. This "Reality Check" session focused on the question of whether we should try to detect and isolate patients colonized or infected with VRE.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)116-119
Number of pages4
JournalInfection Control and Hospital Epidemiology
Volume22
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 2001

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Epidemiology
  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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    Ostrowsky, B., Steinberg, J. T., Farr, B., Sohn, A. H., Sinkowitz-Cochran, R. L., & Jarvis, W. R. (2001). Reality check: Should we try to detect and isolate vancomycin-resistant enterococci patients? Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology, 22(2), 116-119. https://doi.org/10.1086/501874