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Management by Primary Care Clinicians of Patients Suspected of Having Community-Acquired Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus Infections

Table 20. Follow-up status following initial management of SSTI n=681

 680.x680.x or 682.x
 MCNTWHAMCNTWHA
 Pre-InterventionInterventionp ValuePre-InterventionInterventionp ValuePre-InterventionInterventionp ValuePre-InterventionInterventionp Value
Total (n)99 255 224152 21440 
Unplanned care
Seen in ED or urgent care (n)100.3035101.0014110.7062401.00
Seen in ED or urgent care (%)11.1103.4506.306.791.870
Hospitalized (n)00Not com-puted101.00660.5482201.00
Hospitalized (%)00  2.833.97  
Infection resolution
Infection resolved (n)450.81882450.6492114790.3215202391.00
Infection resolved (%)5055.5696.00100.0057.2951.9795.7397.50
Time to resolution, days (mean)*n=011.25 (n=4)NA19.00 (n=1)19.0 (n=3)NA10.5 (n=47)9.8 (n=63)0.488122.33 (n=6)20.75 (n=4)0.6539
Infection still present (n)440.8188101.0085730.3215911.00
Infection still present (%)50.0044.444.00042.7148.034.272.50
Antibiotic use
Number who stated that they were prescribed antibiotic at initial SSTI visit97 265 196144 19540 
Number who picked up an antibiotic (if prescribed)761.0002330.17291881340.2441160350.4036
% who picked up an antibiotic77.7885.7188.4660.0095.9293.0682.0587.50
Number who responded to whether they received a second antibiotic prescription76 233 185134 17138 
Number who received a second course of antibiotics111.0000201.000034190.3200500.5873
% who were started with a second course of antibiotics14.2916.67 8.700 18.3814.18 2.920 

Key: MCNT = Medical Clinic of North Texas, WHA = Wilmington Health Associates

*Sample size is reduced due to the exclusion of cases: (1) with infection still present and (2) who were contacted more than 31 days after their initial SSTI clinic visit (see page 4) and for which there is incomplete data to calculate time to resolution.

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Page last reviewed March 2011
Internet Citation: Management by Primary Care Clinicians of Patients Suspected of Having Community-Acquired Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus Infections. March 2011. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/research/findings/final-reports/mrsa/colorado_mrsatab20.html