NHS Scotland MRSA Screening Pathfinder Programme. Summary Interim Report

Publication Date: 30 March 2009

The Scottish Government Health Directorate HAI Task Force is developing a strategy to further reduce MRSA infection in NHSScotland. This includes consideration of the value of MRSA screening.

HPS was asked to lead a pathfinder programme on MRSA screening, the aims of which were:

  • To investigate the clinical effectiveness of MRSA screening as an intervention on outcomes (colonisation/infection/bacteraemia rates) in pathfinder boards
  • To test the estimates of the NHS QIS HTA economic model assumptions in pathfinder boards
  • To determine the acceptability of screening for MRSA in all acute in-patient admissions in pathfinder boards to patients and staff
  • To evaluate the feasibility and potential for rollout of the MRSA screening programme in the pathfinder boards

This report presents a summary of the interim results.

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