Overcrowding and understaffing in modern health-care systems: key determinants in meticillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus transmission.

@article{Clements2008OvercrowdingAU,
  title={Overcrowding and understaffing in modern health-care systems: key determinants in meticillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus transmission.},
  author={Archie C A Clements and Kate Halton and Nicholas Graves and Anthony N. Pettitt and Anthony Park Morton and David F.M. Looke and Michael R Whitby},
  journal={The Lancet. Infectious diseases},
  year={2008},
  volume={8 7},
  pages={427-34}
}
Recent decades have seen the global emergence of meticillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), causing substantial health and economic burdens on patients and health-care systems. This epidemic has occurred at the same time that policies promoting higher patient throughput in hospitals have led to many services operating at, or near, full capacity. A result has been limited ability to scale services according to fluctuations in patient admissions and available staff, and hospital… CONTINUE READING
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