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Comparison of strategies to reduce meticillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus rates in surgical patients: a controlled multicentre intervention trial

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OBJECTIVE: To compare the effect of two strategies (enhanced hand hygiene vs meticillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) screening and decolonisation) alone and in combination on MRSA rates in surgical wards. DESIGN: Prospective, controlled, interventional cohort study, with 6-month baseline, 12-month intervention and 6-month washout phases. SETTING: 33 surgical wards of 10 hospitals in nine countries in Europe and Israel. PARTICIPANTS: All patients admitted to the enrolled wards for mo...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
NDM
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Author
Publisher:
BMJ Publishing Group
Journal:
BMJ Open More from this journal
Publication date:
2013-09-19
Acceptance date:
2013-08-12
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EISSN:
2044-6055
Language:
English
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uuid:e6eee5c7-0f60-48af-ba5b-bb41d619b058
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pubs:435696
Source identifiers:
435696
Deposit date:
2014-06-11

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