Chen, LF, et al. (2019). Infection Control & Hospital Epidemiology 40(1):47-52.
Microbiological Bacterial Transfer events between patients and the environment were obsrved in 18.5% of patient encounters and occurred early in the admission. This study suggests that research on prevention methods beyond the standard practice of room disinfection at the end of a patient’s stay is needed to better prevent acquisition of MDROs through the environment.