Preventing the transmission of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus at a tertiary care cancer center in Japan: Quality improvement report.
Am J Infect Control. 2013 Sep 11;
Authors: Kawamura I, Ohmagari N, Noda S, Sugiyama T, Kurai H
Although methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) is endemic in the majority of Japanese hospitals, national guidelines for the control and prevention of MRSA continue to be lacking. Also, the metrics to survey the incidence of MRSA transmission in health care facilities is not standardized. We improved MRSA control practices referring to the 2003 Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America guidelines and assessed the effect of multifaceted interventions by quasiexperimental analysis at a tertiary hospital in Japan.
PMID: 24035215 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]