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Biehl, Lena M.; Bertz, Hartmut; Bogner, Johannes; Dobermann, Ute-Helke; Kessel, Johanna; Krämer, Carolin; Lemmen, Sebastian; Lilienfeld-Toal, Marie von; Peter, Silke; Pletz, Mathias W.; Rohde, Holger; Schmiedel, Stefan; Schubert, Sören; Ullmann, Andrew J.; Fätkenheuer, Gerd; Vehreschild, Maria J. G. T. (2017): Screening and contact precautions - A survey on infection control measures for multidrug-resistant bacteria in German university hospitals. In: Antimicrobial Resistance and infection Control 6:37
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Abstract

To assess the scope of infection control measures for multidrug-resistant bacteria in high-risk settings, a survey among university hospitals was conducted. Fourteen professionals from 8 sites participated. Reported policies varied largely with respect to the types of wards conducting screening, sample types used for screening and implementation of contact precautions. This variability among sites highlights the need for an evidence-based consensus of current infection control policies.