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CA-MRSA Infections - Management by Primary Care Clinicians of Patients Suspected of Having Community-Acquired, Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus Infections
Study Description and Methods
Specific Aims and Objectives
- Describe the baseline incidence and clinical practice for SSTIs in three large health systems, two private health systems and a large integrated urban community health center.
- Design two intervention strategies and associated outcome measures consistent with the CA-MRSA CDC guidelines.
- Conduct a clinical trial evaluating the effect of the intervention strategies on the outcomes in primary care clinics within two health care systems.
Status and Next Steps
Data Systems Analyst
AAFP National Research Network
Key Findings and Publications
Access the complete manuscripts:
A Toolkit to Improve the Treatment of CA-MRSA. Stewart EE, Fernald D, Staton EW, Brandt EC. Family Practice Management. 2012 Sept-Oct; 19(5) 21-24. (4-page PDF file; About PDFs)
Improving the management of skin and soft tissue infections in primary care: A report from the State Networks of Colorado Ambulatory Practices and Partners (SNOCAP-USA) and the Distributed Ambulatory Research in Therapeutics Network (DARTNet).Parnes B, Fernald D, Coombs L, De Alleaume L, Brand EC, Webster B, Dickinson LM, Pace WD, West DR. J AM Board Fam Med. 2011; 24(5): 534-542. (5-page PDF file; About PDFs)