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Are there better methods of monitoring MRSA control than bacteraemia surveillance? An observational database study

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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...

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10.1371/journal.pone.0002378

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"Oxford Radcliffe Hospitals NHS Trust, John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford", "MRC Clinical Trials Unit, London"
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"Oxford Radcliffe Hospitals NHS Trust, John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford"
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"Oxford Radcliffe Hospitals NHS Trust, John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford"
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"Oxford Radcliffe Hospitals NHS Trust, John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford"
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University of Oxford
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Medical Sciences Division - Clinical Laboratory Sciences
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Public Library of Science Publisher's website
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PLoS ONE Journal website
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3
Issue:
6
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Article: e2378
Publication date:
2008-06-05
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1932-6203
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uuid:423f7c5b-c60a-40c0-818d-a54eea44746f
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ora:2397

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