Whittington, M.D. et al. American Journal of Infection Control. Published online: 23 January 2017
- Rapid screening tests reduce unnecessary surveillance costs.
- Using polymerase chain reaction with universal preemptive isolation minimizes total costs.
- Using chromogenic agar 24-hour with targeted isolation minimizes total costs.
- Although polymerase chain reaction minimized inappropriate costs, the added cost per test was only offset with universal preemptive isolation.
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