Brief report| Volume 41, ISSUE 4, P371-372, April 2013

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Contact precautions in the intensive care unit setting: 12 years of surveillance

Published:October 12, 2012DOI:
      The utilization of isolation precautions has increased in tertiary care hospitals due to the increase in colonization with multidrug-resistant organisms over time. We assessed the frequency of multidrug-resistant microorganisms responsible for implementation of contact precautions in the ICU of a tertiary care hospital over a 12-year period.

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