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A multilevel model of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus acquisition within the hierarchy of an Australian tertiary hospital

Kong, Fiona; Paterson, D L; Coory, Michael; Clements, Archie

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Hospitals without universal single room accommodations typically contain multibed cubicles within wards. In this study, we examined whether the variation in a patient's risk for acquiring methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) in a major tertiary hospital was greatest at the bed, cubicle, or ward level, and quantified the risk of MRSA acquisition associated with exposure to MRSA-colonized/infected patients within the same bed, cubicle, and ward at differently distributed lag times....[Show more]

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Date published: 2012
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/74381
Source: American Journal of Infection Control
DOI: 10.1016/j.ajic.2011.10.014

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