Scottish Surveillance of Healthcare Associated Infection Programme (SSHAIP)



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NHS Scotland MRSA Screening Pathfinder Programme. Interim Report 01 Mar 2009

The Scottish Government Health Directorate HAI Task Force is developing a strategy to further reduce MRSA infection in NHSScotland. This includes consideration of the value of MRSA screening.

HPS was asked to lead a pathfinder programme on MRSA screening, the aims of which were:

  1. To investigate the clinical effectiveness of MRSA screening as an intervention on outcomes (colonisation/infection/bacteraemia rates) in pathfinder boards
  2. To test the estimates of the NHS QIS HTA economic model assumptions in pathfinder boards
  3. To determine the acceptability of screening for MRSA in all acute in-patient admissions in pathfinder boards to patients and staff
  4. To evaluate the feasibility and potential for rollout of the MRSA screening programme in the pathfinder boards

This report presents the interim results.

  • Health Protection Scotland
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