Multidrug-resistant Pathogens in Community Hospitals

Beginning in 2012, DICON researchers will begin enrolling patients admitted to a local community hospital with multidrug-resistant infections into a prospective registry for further research. This registry and biorepository will be used to determine the clinical and molecular epidemiology of MRSA, VRE, ESBL, and C. difficile among patients admitted to a community hospital as compared to patients admitted to a tertiary care center.