• Vol. 37 No. 10, 897–899
  • 15 October 2008

Infection Control Practices at the Singapore General Hospital: From a Swedish Point of View

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Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) is the most common antibiotic resistant pathogen in many parts of the world, and is associated with significant in hospital morbidity and mortality. The majority of MRSA infections are hospital acquired, and the prevalence of such cases can be affected by infection control practices such as hand hygiene of the staff members, barrier nursing, isolation of infected patients, and active surveillance for asymptomatic MRSA carriers.

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