The aim of this study was to determine the proportion of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) detections identified by nasal swabbing using agar culture in comparison with multiple body site testing using agar and nutrient broth culture. Patients in the study were adult patients admitted to 36 general specialty wards of 2 large hospitals in Scotland.
- hospital infection
- infection screening
Matheson, A., Christie, P., Stari, T., Kavanagh, K., Gould, I. M., Masterton, R., & Reilly, J. (2012). Nasal swab screening for methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus: how well does it perform? A cross-sectional study. Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology, 33(8), 803-808. https://doi.org/10.1086/666639