BMC Public Health 2021 Jul 16;21(1):1412. Epub 2021 Jul 16.
Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion, U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Office of the Director, 1600 Clifton Rd NE, MS H16-2, Atlanta, GA, 30029, USA.
Background: Antimicrobial resistance is a global health emergency. Persons colonized with multidrug-resistant organisms (MDROs) are at risk for developing subsequent multidrug-resistant infections, as colonization represents an important precursor to invasive infection. Despite reports documenting the worldwide dissemination of MDROs, fundamental questions remain regarding the burden of resistance, metrics to measure prevalence, and determinants of spread. Read More