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Infection control strategies for preventing the transmission of meticillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) in nursing homes for older people

  1. Carmel Hughes*,
  2. Michael Tunney,
  3. Marie C Bradley

Editorial Group: Cochrane Wounds Group

Published Online: 19 NOV 2013

Assessed as up-to-date: 12 SEP 2013

DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD006354.pub4


How to Cite

Hughes C, Tunney M, Bradley MC. Infection control strategies for preventing the transmission of meticillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) in nursing homes for older people. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2013, Issue 11. Art. No.: CD006354. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD006354.pub4.

Author Information

  1. Queen's University Belfast, School of Pharmacy, Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK

*Carmel Hughes, School of Pharmacy, Queen's University Belfast, 97 Lisburn Road, Belfast, Northern Ireland, BT9 7BL, UK. c.hughes@qub.ac.uk.

Publication History

  1. Publication Status: New search for studies and content updated (no change to conclusions)
  2. Published Online: 19 NOV 2013

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References

References to studies included in this review

  1. References to studies included in this review
  2. References to studies excluded from this review
  3. Additional references
Baldwin 2010 {published data only}
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References to studies excluded from this review

  1. References to studies included in this review
  2. References to studies excluded from this review
  3. Additional references
Chami 2012 {published data only}
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Horner 2012 {published data only}
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