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MRSA screens for Scottish hospitals

1st September 2009

Ten NHS hospitals in Scotland are to bring in MRSA screening for patients coming in for a pre-booked operation.

The programme is the largest of its type by a UK health trust and will involve 87,000 patient admissions annually. Dr Brian Cowan, the health board’s medical director, said: "As part of the routine pre-admission process that patients currently undergo, a simple nasal swab will also be taken to test for MRSA."

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