Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus epidemiology and control in Belgian hospitals, 1991 to 1995. Groupement pour le Dépistage, l'Etude et la Prévention des Infections Hospitalières.

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OBJECTIVES: To describe the Belgian methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) surveillance network, the evolution of methods used in Belgian hospitals for MRSA detection and control, and MRSA incidence from 1994 to 1995.DESIGN, SETTING, AND PARTICIPANTS: Questionnaire surveys; infection control physicians from acute-care hospitals in Belgium.INTERVENTION: Publication of national guidelines for MRSA control in 1993.RESULTS: The participation rate in surveys ranged from 42% to 57% of hospitals. In 1995, 88% of participants detected MRSA strains by disk diffusion tests, with little im…

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