Text and Data Mining valid from 2018-03-09
Received: 14 November 2017
Accepted: 11 February 2018
First Online: 9 March 2018
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: According to the Dutch regulation for research with human subjects, neither medical nor ethical approval was required to conduct the surveillance since it was part of the local hospital/nursing home policy, patients/residents provided oral informed consent and all data were processed anonymously.The, non-invasive, perianal swabs were collected as part of the local hospital policy which is considered routine care. The periodically performed surveys for the presence of multi drug resistant micro-organisms are part of the infection control policy in our hospital. This includes contact tracing, active search in patients with risk factors and routinely check-ups like the yearly prevalence survey. Swabs were not specifically collected for the purposes of this publication.
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