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Interventions to control MRSA: high time for time-series analysis?

Published inThe journal of antimicrobial chemotherapy, vol. 62, no. 3, p. 431-433
Publication date2008
Abstract

Time-series methods are useful in quasi-experimental study designs in which rates of antibiotic-resistant infections are ascertained before and after an intervention. However, uncertainties remain regarding the use of time-series analysis as an appropriate research methodology for analysing the effect of infection control interventions and antibiotic policies on the epidemiology of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA). In particular, there is still a substantial gap in our understanding of what actually happens to MRSA incidence when a planned intervention is made on use of one or more antibiotic drug classes.

Keywords
  • Anti-Bacterial Agents/therapeutic use
  • Health Policy
  • Humans
  • Infection Control/methods
  • Methicillin Resistance
  • Staphylococcal Infections/drug therapy/epidemiology/microbiology/prevention & control
  • Staphylococcus aureus/drug effects
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HARBARTH, Stéphan Juergen, SAMORE, M. H. Interventions to control MRSA: high time for time-series analysis? In: The journal of antimicrobial chemotherapy, 2008, vol. 62, n° 3, p. 431–433. doi: 10.1093/jac/dkn240
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