Evaluation of screening risk and nonrisk patients for methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus on admission in an acute care hospital
American Journal of Infection Control, 05/25/2012Creamer E et al.
Screening patients without risk factors increased the number of screenings and costs but resulted in few additional cases being detected. In a hospital where MRSA is endemic, targeted screening of at–risk patients on admission remains the most efficient strategy for the early identification of MRSA–positive patients.
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