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A Perspective on the Evidence Regarding Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus Surveillance

Overview of attention for article published in Journal of Patient Safety, August 2012
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  • In the top 25% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (88th percentile)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (89th percentile)

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Title
A Perspective on the Evidence Regarding Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus Surveillance
Published in
Journal of Patient Safety, August 2012
DOI 10.1097/pts.0b013e3182627b89
Pubmed ID
Authors

Kavanagh, Kevin, Abusalem, Said, Saman, Daniel M.

Abstract

Two prominent studies have been used by policy makers to prevent the enactment of standards of care regarding active surveillance of patients with methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus in hospital settings. In this brief review and perspective of those studies, we contend that both studies have serious limitations (i.e., the intervention group was not given optimal intervention) that may not have been scrutinized by many policy makers, health officials, and other researchers. These studies seem to have had a disproportionate impact on health-care policy despite their limitations. Furthermore, health-care policy and treatment standards need to reflect the preponderance of evidence with appropriate weight given to research studies based on their strengths and limitations. Only then can treatment standards that are effective against methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus be adopted or refuted.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 7 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 4 57%
Researcher 2 29%
Student > Bachelor 1 14%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Psychology 2 29%
Mathematics 1 14%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 1 14%
Social Sciences 1 14%
Medicine and Dentistry 1 14%
Other 1 14%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 10. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 13 November 2017.
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#976,725
of 8,658,076 outputs
Outputs from Journal of Patient Safety
#85
of 510 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#10,989
of 98,504 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Journal of Patient Safety
#2
of 19 outputs
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