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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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Published
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Peer reviewed

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10.1186/1471-2334-10-29

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
NDM
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Author
Publisher:
BioMed Central Publisher's website
Journal:
BMC infectious diseases Journal website
Volume:
10
Issue:
1
Article number:
29
Publication date:
2010-02-16
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1471-2334
ISSN:
1471-2334
Source identifiers:
133141
Language:
English
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2012-12-19

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