Letters Section Editor: Stephen J. Lurie,
MD, PhD, Senior Editor.
To the Editor: We are concerned that Dr Stelfox
and colleagues1 did not adequately address
the seriousness of nosocomial infections caused by multidrug-resistant pathogens
such as MRSA or the essential role that contact precautions play in containing
nosocomial spread of these organisms.2
Safdar N, Maki DG. Quality of Care and Satisfaction Among Patients Isolated for Infection Control. JAMA. 2004;291(4):420-422. doi:10.1001/jama.291.4.420-b