Published in Medical Letter on the CDC and FDA, April 11th, 2000
They reported only moderate compliance in following the screening policy.
"There has been an increase in the rates of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) in acute care and long term facilities in Canada," explained V.G. Loo and colleagues. In an attempt to control MRSA transmission, the 450-bed tertiary care center in Montreal began requiring patients transferred from other locations be screened for MRSA upon admission.
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