Is it worth screening for vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus faecium colonization?: Financial burden of screening in a developing country


Ulu-Kilic A., Ozhan E., Altun D., Percin D. , GÜNEŞ T., Alp E.

AMERICAN JOURNAL OF INFECTION CONTROL, vol.44, no.4, 2016 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 44 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.ajic.2015.11.008
  • Title of Journal : AMERICAN JOURNAL OF INFECTION CONTROL

Abstract

Background: The screening of critically ill patients at high risk of vancomycin resistant enterococci (VRE) colonization, to detect and isolate colonized patients, is recommended to prevent and control the transmission of VRE. Screening asymptomatic carriers brings financial burden for institutions. In this study, we performed risk analysis for VRE colonization and determined the financial burden of screening in a middle-income country, Turkey.