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Universal Screening for Antibiotic-Resistant Organisms in Long-Term Care Facilities: Clinical Effectiveness and Guidelines

Last updated: December 18, 2014
Project Number: RA0721-000
Product Line: Rapid Response
Research Type: Devices and Systems
Report Type: Reference List
Result type: Report

Question

  1. What is the clinical effectiveness of universal screening for antibiotic-resistant organisms (AROs) upon admission to a long-term care or continuing care facility?
  2. What are the evidence-based guidelines regarding screening residents for AROs upon admission to long-term care or continuing care facilities?

Key Message

One systematic review was identified regarding the clinical effectiveness of universal screening for antibiotic-resistant organisms upon admission to a long-term care or continuing care facility.