To the Editor: The study by Dr Harbarth and colleagues1 and the accompanying editorial by Drs Diekema and Climo2 conclude that selective and incomplete expansion of MRSA screening may not prevent MRSA hospital-acquired infections. There are several issues that we believe require clarification.
Jarvis WR, Muto C. Universal Screening for Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus by Hospitals. JAMA. 2008;300(5):503-506. doi:10.1001/jama.300.5.504-a