Effectiveness of Screening for Endemic Antibiotic Resistant Organisms (AROs) in Hospital Settings

Summary of Systematic Reviews, Primary Studies, and Evidence-based Guidelines.

The following research questions were addressed in this review:

  1. What are the clinical effects of a universal screening strategy for ARO carriage when compared with no screening?
  2. What are the clinical effects of a universal screening strategy for ARO carriage when compared with targeted screening (screening of selected patient populations)?
  3. What are the clinical effects of targeted screening for ICU patients, surgical patients, and other high-risk patients (for example, patients on hemodialysis, transferred patients) compared with no screening?

Publication Type: Overview of Systematic Reviews

Year of Publication: 2014

Topics: Healthcare Services, Infectious Diseases, Screening, Surveillance

Authors: Ken Bond, Lisa Tjosvold, Christa Harstall

ISBN (online): 978-1-926929-21-7