Intended for healthcare professionals

Rapid response to:

Education And Debate

Problems in assessing rates of infection with methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus

BMJ 2005; 331 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.331.7523.1013 (Published 27 October 2005) Cite this as: BMJ 2005;331:1013

Rapid Response:

Meeting targets for MRSA

We could meet targets for MRSA very easily. All we need do is set up
a nationwide randomised controlled trial of treatments for MRSA. Patients
with MRSA would melt away like medical students before a lecture on
regression towards the mean.

Competing interests:
None declared

Competing interests: No competing interests

03 November 2005
Martin Bland
Prof. of Health Statistics
University of York, YO10 5DD