Published in Health and Medicine Week, February 27th, 2006
A study published February 6, 2006, in the journal Critical Care shows that a new molecular screening test for MRSA decreases the time between screening and notification of results from 4 days to 1 day, compared with standard screening methods. The new method also prevents patients from spending time unnecessarily in isolation wards and reduced transmission rates in one of the two intensive care units (ICUs) studied.
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