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Study finds no link between hospital cleanliness and MRSA

BMJ 2006; 333 doi: (Published 21 September 2006) Cite this as: BMJ 2006;333:622
  1. Roger Dobson
  1. Abergavenny

    New research has failed to find a link between hospital cleanliness ratings and rates of methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA).

    Although the Department of Health has emphasised the importance of hospital cleanliness in reducing MRSA, researchers were unable to establish a consistent link in the data they analysed (Journal of Hospital Infection 2006;64:184-6).

    “The authors believe, and the data support this belief, that there is no direct link between hospital …

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