Economic Consequences of the Demography of MRSA Patients and the Impact of Broad-Spectrum Antimicrobials
Applied Health Economics and Health Policy, 07/05/2012
Kaier K et al. – Methicillin–resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) is a phenomenon that, to a larger degree, affects the elderly population rather than the labour force. When it comes to policy options to counteract MRSA on the macro level, most economic research on the topic is biased in assuming that the overall use of antibacterials is responsible for the spread of MRSA infections.