A stochastic mathematical model of methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus transmission in an intensive care unit: predicting the impact of interventions.

@article{McBryde2007ASM,
  title={A stochastic mathematical model of methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus transmission in an intensive care unit: predicting the impact of interventions.},
  author={Emma Sue McBryde and Anthony N. Pettitt and Donald L. S. McElwain},
  journal={Journal of theoretical biology},
  year={2007},
  volume={245 3},
  pages={470-81}
}
OBJECTIVES To estimate the transmission rate of MRSA in an intensive care unit (ICU) in an 800 bed Australian teaching hospital and predict the impact of infection control interventions. METHODS A mathematical model was developed which consisted of four compartments: colonised and uncolonised patients and contaminated and uncontaminated health-care workers (HCWs). Patient movements, MRSA acquisition and daily prevalence data were collected from an ICU over 939 days. Hand hygiene compliance… CONTINUE READING

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