NS South Shore health authority slashes incidence of MRSA

Moulton, Donalee
January 2007
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;1/30/2007, Vol. 176 Issue 3, p309
Academic Journal
The article reports on the reduction in the incidences of methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) by promoting cleanliness among health care providers,that was achieved by the South Shore Health in Nova Scotia. The health authority had formed a special task force which targets front line medical staff to control the infection rate. An overview of the media campaign discussing isolation procedures for patients and their families is discussed.


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