The Nottingham Staphylococcus aureus population study: prevalence of MRSA among the elderly in a university hospital.

@article{Hori2002TheNS,
  title={The Nottingham Staphylococcus aureus population study: prevalence of MRSA among the elderly in a university hospital.},
  author={Shingo Hori and R Sunley and Adriana Tami and H. P. Grundmann},
  journal={The Journal of hospital infection},
  year={2002},
  volume={50 1},
  pages={25-9}
}
A prevalence survey of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) in elderly patients (65 years and older) three weeks after admission to a university hospital was performed. Risk factors associated with hospital MRSA carriage were determined. The design was a cross-sectional patient-based study and all adult wards at the University Hospital Nottingham (1600 beds) were included. Three hundred and forty-two elderly individuals (65 years and older) were enrolled into the study on day 21… CONTINUE READING
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