Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus colonization is associated with higher mortality in nursing home residents with impaired cognitive status.

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OBJECTIVES: To assess the effect of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) colonization on morbidity and mortality of nursing home residents.DESIGN: Three-year cohort study from 2000 to 2003.SETTING: Twenty-three nursing homes of all types and regions in the northern part of Belgium (Flanders).PARTICIPANTS: Two thousand eight hundred fourteen nursing home residents.MEASUREMENTS: The consequences of MRSA colonization on mortality and hospitalization were studied, adjusting for potential confounders. Dates and cause of death and hospitalization were collected every 6 months during…

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