Completeness of Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus Bloodstream Infection Reporting From Outpatient Hemodialysis Facilities to the National Healthcare Safety Network, 2013

Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2016 Feb;37(2):205-7. doi: 10.1017/ice.2015.265. Epub 2015 Nov 11.


Reports of bloodstream infections caused by methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus among chronic hemodialysis patients to 2 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention surveillance systems (National Healthcare Safety Network Dialysis Event and Emerging Infections Program) were compared to evaluate completeness of reporting. Many methicillin-resistant S. aureus bloodstream infections identified in hospitals were not reported to National Healthcare Safety Network Dialysis Event.

Publication types

  • Comparative Study
  • Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural
  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.

MeSH terms

  • Ambulatory Care Facilities
  • Bacteremia / epidemiology*
  • Bacteremia / microbiology*
  • Catheter-Related Infections / epidemiology
  • Catheter-Related Infections / microbiology
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, U.S.
  • Cross Infection / epidemiology
  • Cross Infection / microbiology
  • Guideline Adherence / statistics & numerical data*
  • Humans
  • Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus* / isolation & purification
  • Outpatients
  • Renal Dialysis
  • Sentinel Surveillance
  • Staphylococcal Infections / epidemiology*
  • United States