Are strict isolation policies based on susceptibility testing actually effective in the prevention of the nosocomial spread of multi-drug-resistant gram-negative rods?

@article{Ohmagari2014AreSI,
  title={Are strict isolation policies based on susceptibility testing actually effective in the prevention of the nosocomial spread of multi-drug-resistant gram-negative rods?},
  author={Norio Ohmagari and Hanako Kurai and Yuka Yamagishi and Hiroshiege Mikamo},
  journal={American journal of infection control},
  year={2014},
  volume={42 7},
  pages={739-43}
}
BACKGROUND The emergence of multi-drug-resistant gram-negative rods (MDR-GNRs) has become a worldwide problem. To limit the emergence of MDR-GNRs, a tertiary care cancer center in Japan implemented a policy that requires the pre-emptive isolation of patients with organisms that have the potential to be MDR-GNRs. METHODS A retrospective analysis was… CONTINUE READING