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Funded Project Details - FY2021

Project Number:

Title: Comparative safety and effectiveness of isolation in VHA community living centers
Principal Investigator:

Daniel Morgan

Location: Baltimore, MD
Congressional District Code: 7
Research Service: Health Services R&D
Project Period: April 2015 - January 2021
FY 2021 Funding Amount: $0
Total Award Amount
(all years):
Abstract: View full abstract and other project information on NIH RePORTER


Abstract: The VHA has been a leader in infection control with the MRSA Prevention Initiative to prevent infections in both acute-care and long-term care. A cornerstone of the MRSA Prevention Initiative is testing all patients for MRSA on admission, discharge and semi-annually. No other healthcare system in the US obtains this amount of MRSA data. Those acute-care patients found to have MRSA are isolated in a private room and healthcare workers (HCW) are required to use of gown and gloves for con...

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