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Study Could Be ‘Game-Changer’ on MRSA

Tampa Bay Times

Researchers say hospitals’ most common method of fighting the antibiotic-resistant bacteria called MRSA -- screening and isolation -- isn’t as effective as another strategy that’s been tested at HCA hospitals nationwide, including a number in Florida, the Tampa Bay Times reports. 

The study, published in this week’s New England Journal of Medicine, found that it is much more effective to treat all ICU patients -- whether they are carriers of the bacteria or not -- with a daily antimicrobial bath and nasal ointment.