Are there better methods of monitoring MRSA control than bacteraemia surveillance? An observational database study
Background: Despite a substantial burden of non-bacteraemic methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) disease, most MRSA surveillance schemes are based on bacteraemias. Using bacteraemia as an outcome, trends at hospital level are difficult to discern, due to random variation. We investigated rates of nosocomial bacteraemic and non-bacteraemic MRSA infection as surveillance outcomes. Methods and Findings: We used microbiology and patient administration system data from an Oxford hosp...Expand abstract
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- Citation: Walker, S. et al. (2008). 'Are there better methods of monitoring MRSA control than bacteraemia surveillance? An observational database study', PLoS ONE, 3(6), e2378. [Available at http://www.plosone.org]. Copyright 2008 Walker et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
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