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Intervention to Reduce the Incidence of Healthcare-Associated Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus Infection in a Tertiary Care Hospital in Saudi Arabia

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  02 January 2015

Sameeh S. Ghazal
Affiliation:
Infection Control Administration, King Fahad Medical City, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia Department of Pediatrics, Children Hospital, King Fahad Medical City, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Ahmed M. Hakawi*
Affiliation:
Infection Control Administration, King Fahad Medical City, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia Department of Medicine, Main Hospital, King Fahad Medical City, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Clara V. Demeter
Affiliation:
Infection Control Administration, King Fahad Medical City, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Mercy V. Joseph
Affiliation:
Infection Control Administration, King Fahad Medical City, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Mahmoud A. Mukahal
Affiliation:
Infection Control Administration, King Fahad Medical City, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
*
Infection Control Administration and Department of Medicine, King Fahad Medical City, PO Box 102590, Riyadh 11685, Saudi Arabia (e-mail: ahakawi@kfmc.med.sa)
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Copyright © The Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America 2011

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