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MRSA Screening Pathfinder Implementation Study Reports

Published on 23 February 2011

From: Antimicrobial Resistance and Healthcare Associated Infection Scotland

Reports and publications giving an overview of several pathfinder studies into MRSA screening within NHS Scotland.



Information about several studies into MRSA screening within NHS Scotland have been published by ARHAI Scotland in the following suite of reports:

  • Final report executive summary
  • Final report volume 1: An investigation of the clinical effectiveness of universal MRSA screening
  • Final report volume 2: An assessment of the economics, implementation and modelling of universal MRSA screening
  • Final report volume 3: A mixed methods study of the acceptability of MRSA screening in NHS Scotland pathfinder
  • Final report volume 4: To evaluate the feasibility and potential for rollout of the MRSA screening programme
  • The value of nasal swabbing versus full body screening or clinical risk assessment to detect MRSA colonisation at admission to hospital
  • Discharge testing for MRSA in Scottish hospitals: MRSA acquisition, description of acquired strains and risk factors for acquisition of MRSA in the hospital
  • NHS Scotland MRSA screening programme economic analyses
  • NHS Scotland MRSA screening programme update report - additional data following the completion of the pathfinder study
  • SBAR to the Scottish Government Health Directorates: Policy implications of further research studies for national rollout of MRSA screening

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