MRSA rates the result of overcrowding
Hospital Healthcare, June 26, 2008
A study by the School of Population Health, University of Queensland, published in The Lancet Infectious Diseases journal shows that 25% of healthcare-acquired infections could have been prevented with proper hospital staff-to-patient ratios. The Australian researchers also found that an increase in MRSA infections specifically is causing a reduction in the number of available hospital beds, despite decreasing staff levels.
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