Refining strategies to control the spread of antibiotic-resistant bacteria at national level

Screen Shot 2017-05-08 at 13.01.29A focus on preventing the introduction of antibiotic-resistant bacteria colonising patients who come from perceived high-risk hospitals may be undermining efforts to control their spread across England. Tjibbe Donker, from MMM, led the study which showed that a larger number of patient transfers from lower risk hospitals may pose a greater absolute threat of spread than a small number of transfers from hospitals that have been included into the higher risk” category. Read more here.

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