Screening is not enough...MRSA still thriving unfortunately....BD
What they found was that, screening or not, the levels of MRSA that spread were about the same for all patients — a finding that flies in the face of recommendations by top health policy makers and experts aimed at catching the disease early, before it can spread unchecked through hospitals."There's incredible antibiotic pressure in U.S. hospitals," Harbarth said. "Length of stay for patients is extremely short, and they get bombarded with antibiotics, so it helps to create favorable environment to select these resistant organisms." But other doctors said the new finding suggests that many hospitals may have been too quick to implement an additional, largely unproven admissions procedure that turned out to have a minimal role in controlling the spread of MRSA.