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Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus risk profiling: who are we missing?

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Pasricha, Janet
Koessler, Thibaud
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Published in Antimicrobial Resistance and Infection Control. 2013, vol. 2, no. 1, p. 17
Abstract Targeted screening of patients at high risk for methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) carriage is an important component of MRSA control programs, which rely on prediction tools to identify those high-risk patients. Most previous risk studies reported a substantial rate of patients who are eligible for screening, but failed to be enrolled. The characteristics of these missed patients are seldom described. We aimed to determine the rate and characteristics of patients who were missed by a MRSA screening programme at our institution to see how the failure to include these patients might impact the accuracy of clinical prediction tools.
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Groupe Harbarth Stephan (Staphylocoques dorés résistants à la méthicilline) (866)
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PASRICHA, Janet et al. Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus risk profiling: who are we missing?. In: Antimicrobial Resistance and Infection Control, 2013, vol. 2, n° 1, p. 17. doi: 10.1186/2047-2994-2-17 https://archive-ouverte.unige.ch/unige:33310

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