Should routine methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) screening be in place prior to spine surgery?

Author: Carles Pigrau

RECOMMENDATION: Routine MRSA screening should not be performed prior to spine surgery. However, in hospitals with a high incidence of S. aureus spinal surgical site infection (SSI) and particularly high rates of MRSA infections, MRSA screening might be useful.

LEVEL OF EVIDENCE: Limited

DELEGATE VOTE: Agree: 86%, Disagree: 7%, Abstain: 7% (Super Majority, Strong Consensus)

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