- •The Veterans Affairs MRSA Prevention Initiative was implemented in October 2007.
- •MRSA healthcare-associated infection (HAI) rates were tracked over 8 years.
- •Monthly HAI rates fell 87.0% in intensive care units (ICUs) and 80.1% in non-ICUs
- •MRSA HAI rates fell 80.9% in spinal cord injury units and 49.4% in long-term care.
- •All were all statistically significant declines (P < .0001 for trend).
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