Evaluation of screening risk and nonrisk patients for methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus on admission in an acute care hospital

American Journal of Infection Control, 05/25/2012

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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