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Ho C, Lau A, Cimon K, et al. Screening, Isolation, and Decolonization Strategies for Vancomycin-Resistant Enterococci or Extended Spectrum Beta-Lactamase Producing Organisms: A Systematic Review of the Clinical Evidence and Health Services Impact [Internet]. Ottawa (ON): Canadian Agency for Drugs and Technologies in Health; 2012 Sep.

6METHODS

6.1. Literature Search Strategy

See Section A: Clinical Evidence

6.2. Selection Criteria and Methods

Two reviewers (AL and KC) independently screened citations and selected trials relevant to the research question regarding VRE and ESBL-producing organisms. The decision to order an article in full text for closer examination was based on screening of the title of each citation and its abstract, when available. Two reviewers (AL and KC) independently selected the final articles for inclusion based on examination of the full-text publications. A study was included for review according to selection criteria established a priori (Table 2).

Table 2. Trial Selection Criteria for Health Services Impact.

Table 2

Trial Selection Criteria for Health Services Impact.

6.3. Exclusion Criteria

Articles were excluded if they did not meet the selection criteria in Table 2, if they were published before January 2002, or if they were duplicate publications of the same study.

6.4. Critical Appraisal of Individual Studies

A formal critical appraisal of the selected health services impact studies was not performed. Instead, limitations of the identified body of literature are narratively described.

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Screening, Isolation, and Decolonization Strategies for Vancomycin-Resistant Enterococci or Extended Spectrum Beta-Lactamase Producing Organisms: A Systematic Review of the Clinical Evidence and Health Services Impact [Internet].
Ho C, Lau A, Cimon K, et al.

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