New study says screening all patients for MRSA effective

03/18/2008 | Chicago Tribune (tiered subscription model)

A new study has found screening all hospital patients for MRSA infection sharply reduced hospital-acquired infections, in an apparent contradiction to a recent study that found screening surgical patients to be mostly ineffective. A researcher from the new study said testing high-risk groups isn't enough and that comprehensive, aggressive screening is needed to reduce infections.

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