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Assessing the role of undetected colonization and isolation precautions in reducing methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus transmission in intensive care units

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Screening and isolation are central components of hospital methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) control policies. Their prevention of patient-to-patient spread depends on minimizing undetected and unisolated MRSA-positive patient days. Estimating these MRSA-positive patient days and the reduction in transmission due to isolation presents a major methodological challenge, but is essential for assessing both the value of existing control policies and the potential benefit of new r...

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Peer reviewed
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10.1186/1471-2334-10-29

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Clinical Medicine, Thailand/Laos MOP
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BMC infectious diseases Journal website
Volume:
10
Issue:
1
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Article: 29
Publication date:
2010-02-16
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1471-2334
ISSN:
1471-2334
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uuid:5c1f5546-7c87-4aad-8557-449a0ef4dccd
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133141
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pubs:133141

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