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Improving surveillance of MRSA bacteraemia

BMJ 2005; 331 doi: (Published 10 November 2005) Cite this as: BMJ 2005;331:1143

Data from north west England support Oxfordshire findings

  1. Judith A Bowley (, consultant microbiologist
  1. Southport and Ormskirk NHS Trust, Southport, Merseyside PR8 6PN

    EDITOR—Wyllie et al conclude that admission cultures accounted for 24% of total hospital methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) bacteraemia episodes over seven years to March 2004.1 Data collected from five district general hospitals and one university hospital in Cheshire and Merseyside and one district general hospital in greater Manchester support this view.

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