Study: 14 percent of new hospital patients carry superbugs

April 26, 2019

Hospital patients can have antibiotic-resistant bacteria on their hands or nostrils at the start of a hospital stay, according to an article on the Becker's Clinical Leadership and Infection Control website.

A study published in Clinical Infectious Diseases says the findings suggest the need for patient hand-hygiene programs.

Study findings also includes:

• Researchers found multidrug-resistant organisms in 29 percent of patient rooms.

• Six percent of patients tested positive for a newly acquired multidrug-resistant organism on their hands during their hospital stay.

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