Universal hospital admission screening for carbapenemase-producing organisms in a low-prevalence setting.
Carbapenemase-producing Enterobacteriaceae (CPE) are an emerging threat to healthcare providers worldwide.
To determine CPE carriage rates and risk factors in an unselected hospital cohort at the time of admission.
We approached 4567 patients within 72 hours of admission to provide a rectal swab and answer a questionnaire on risk-factors for carriage. Rectal swabs were cultured for carbapenem-resistant organisms on chr...Expand abstract
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0305-7453 and 1460-2091
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