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Manufacturing process helps Scottish hospital halve MRSA rates

BMJ 2001; 322 doi: (Published 28 April 2001) Cite this as: BMJ 2001;322:1014
  1. Bryan Christie
  1. Edinburgh

    A system used to monitor variation in manufacturing processes in industry is proving successful in helping one of Scotland's largest hospitals control methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infection at a time when rates are rising throughout the United Kingdom.

    New cases of MRSA infection at Glasgow Royal Infirmary have fallen to about half the levels experienced before the system was introduced in November 1999, down from 40–50 per month to 20–30 per month.

    A report by Glasgow's director of …

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