A Health Technology Assessment (HTA) model on effectiveness of meticillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) screening in Scotland suggested that universal screening using chromogenic agar was the preferred option in terms of effectiveness and cost. The aim of this study was to test the model’s validity through a one-year pilot-study.
- MRSA screening
- acute care
- hospital-acquired infection
Reilly, J. S., Stewart, S., Christie, P., Allardice, G. M., Stari, T., Matheson, A., Masterton, R., Gould, I. M., & Williams, C. (2012). Universal screening for meticillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus in acute care: risk factors and outcome from a multicentre study. Journal of Hospital Infection, 80(1), 31-35. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jhin.2011.09.008