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Table 2 Efficiency of screening according to the type of department

From: Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus(MRSA) in rehabilitation and chronic-care-facilities: what is the best strategy?

  R-LTCFa N(%) Intensive careb N (%)
Patients positive on admission 60 (11.6) 150 (4.1)
   Screened 55 (91.6) 76 (50.7)
   Identified by CSc 5 (8.4) 74 (49.3)
   Knownd 18 (30) 30 (20)
Time to screening /CS + NDe 6.7 +/- 7.3 days
Positive on discharge 62 (18.7) NDe
   Known 26 (41.9) NDe
   Screened 36 (58.1) NDe
  1. aTalon et al. (14) for R-LTCF (Rehabilitation and long-Term-care Facilities) bGirou et al. (25) for intensive care units; cCS, clinical sample, dpatients previously known to be carriers, colonised or infected; eND, not done