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Targeted versus universal screening and decolonization to reduce healthcare-associated meticillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus infection.

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BACKGROUND: The benefits of universal meticillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) admission screening, compared with screening targeted patient groups and the additional impact of discharge screening, are uncertain. AIMS: To quantify the impact of MRSA screening plus decolonization treatment on MRSA infection rates. To compare universal with targeted screening policies, and to evaluate the additional impact of screening and decolonization on discharge. METHODS: A stochastic, individual-...

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10.1016/j.jhin.2013.03.011

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Clinical Medicine, Thailand/Laos MOP
Role:
Author
Journal:
The Journal of hospital infection
Volume:
85
Issue:
1
Pages:
33-44
Publication date:
2013-09-05
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EISSN:
1532-2939
ISSN:
0195-6701
URN:
uuid:bf95fbc3-e217-46a8-abd4-46573ab7c1fe
Source identifiers:
419370
Local pid:
pubs:419370

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