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Study suggests MRSA screening at hospital admission may not curb infection rates. Reuters (3/12, Stern) reports that testing "all incoming hospital patients for" methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) "and isolating those infected did not curtail its spread, and proved costly," according to a study published in the Mar. 12 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association.


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