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MRSA screening doubts

9th October 2009

Screening expert Dr Michael Millar, a microbiologist from Barts and The London NHS Trust, has questioned the wisdom of screening all hospital patients for MRSA in England.

Dr Michael Millar, who is involved in the hospital’s screening programme, said the tests produced too many false results. He also said the risks and consequences of delayed operations and isolation were not fully explained to patients, the British Medical Journal reported, although the government has hit back by saying screening was an important part of the MRSA fight.

 

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Article Information

Title: MRSA screening doubts
Author: Mark Nicholls
Article Id: 12868
Date Added: 9th Oct 2009

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