JAMA: 2007-10-17, Vol. 298, No. 15, Author in the Room Audio Interview
Interview with R. Monina Klevens, DDS, MPH, author of Invasive Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus Infections in the United States. Summary Points: 1. The magnitude of MRSA infection is significant, demonstrating that it is a major healthcare and public health issue. 2. The majority of invasive MRSA infections are healthcare associated; hospitals and other healthcare facilities should make MRSA prevention a priority. 3. MRSA skin infections are common in the community and rarely become life threatening or invasive.