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Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2009 Nov;30(11):1113-5. doi: 10.1086/644753.

Usefulness of weekly methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus screening.

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  • 1Service d'Hygiène hospitalière et d'Epidémiologie moléculaire, Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Besançon, Université de Franche-Comté, France.

Abstract

We evaluated the usefulness of adding weekly methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) screening to our established admission screening and clinical sampling in 4 acute care units of a university hospital. Our results suggest that weekly MRSA screening allows the detection of 56.1% of all cases of hospital-acquired MRSA carriage. These cases would have remained undetected had admission screening and clinical sampling been the only types of surveillance in place.

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10.1086/644753
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