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Interventions to control MRSA: high time for time-series analysis?
|Published in||Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy. 2008, vol. 62, no. 3, p. 431-433|
|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|
|Research group||Groupe Harbarth Stephan (Staphylocoques dorés résistants à la méthicilline) (866)|
|HARBARTH, Stéphan Juergen, SAMORE, M. H. Interventions to control MRSA: high time for time-series analysis?. In: Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy, 2008, vol. 62, n° 3, p. 431-433. doi: 10.1093/jac/dkn240 https://archive-ouverte.unige.ch/unige:1704|