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)142