Lawmakers sponsor bills for MRSA screening in hospitals

06/29/2009 | Press of Atlantic City (N.J.), The

Congress recently introduced legislation that would require hospitals to screen patients admitted to intensive care units and other high-risk units for methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus to prevent the spread of infection. The measure -- which would require hospitals to screen all patients for MRSA by 2014 -- also encourages other effective infection-control strategies.

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