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Do staffing and workload levels influence the risk of new acquisitions of meticillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus in a well-resourced intensive care unit?

Kong, F; Cook, D; Paterson, D L; Whitby, M; Clements, Archie


Background: Staffing deficits and workload have may a bearing on transmission of meticillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) within intensive care units (ICUs). New MRSA acquistions may provide a clearer picture of the relationship between MRSA acquisition and staffing in the ICU setting. Aim: To determine whether staffing and bed occupancy rates had an immediate or delayed impact on the number of new MRSA acquisitions in a well-staffed ICU, and whether these variables could be used as...[Show more]

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Date published: 2012
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Hospital Infection
DOI: 10.1016/j.jhin.2011.10.008


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