Patient mobile phones carry bugs

This cross sectional study found that 40% of patient and visitors mobile phones were colonized with multi-drug resistant organisms. This may be an unexpected and difficult to eradicate source of patient infections (abstract)

Danielle Scheurer

Dr. Scheurer is a clinical hospitalist and the Medical Director of Quality and Safety at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, South Carolina, and is Assistant Professor of Medicine. She is a graduate of the University of Tennessee College of Medicine, completed her residency at Duke University, and completed her Masters in Clinical Research at the Medical University of South Carolina. She also serves as the Web Editor and Physician Advisor for the Society of Hospital Medicine.

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