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Screening, isolation, and decolonisation strategies in the control of meticillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus in intensive care units: cost effectiveness evaluation.

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OBJECTIVE: To assess the cost effectiveness of screening, isolation, and decolonisation strategies in the control of meticillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) in intensive care units. DESIGN: Economic evaluation based on a dynamic transmission model. SETTING: England and Wales. Population Theoretical population of patients on an intensive care unit. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: Infections, deaths, costs, quality adjusted life years (QALYs), incremental cost effectiveness ratios for alterna...

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10.1136/bmj.d5694

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Journal:
BMJ (Clinical research ed.) More from this journal
Volume:
343
Issue:
7827
Pages:
d5694
Publication date:
2011-01-01
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EISSN:
1756-1833
ISSN:
0959-8138
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English
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2012-12-19

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