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Research Article

Cost-Effectiveness of Preoperative Screening and Eradication of Staphylococcus aureus Carriage

  • Marjan W. M. Wassenberg,

    Affiliations: Department of Medical Microbiology, University Medical Center, Utrecht, The Netherlands, Department of Internal Medicine and Infectious Diseases, University Medical Center, Utrecht, the Netherlands

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  • G. Ardine de Wit,

    Affiliations: Julius Center for Health Sciences and Primary Care, University Medical Center, Utrecht, The Netherlands, National Institute of Public Health and the Environment, Bilthoven, The Netherlands

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  • Marc J. M. Bonten mail

    mbonten@umcutrecht.nl

    Affiliations: Department of Medical Microbiology, University Medical Center, Utrecht, The Netherlands, Julius Center for Health Sciences and Primary Care, University Medical Center, Utrecht, The Netherlands

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  • Published: May 26, 2011
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0014815

About the Authors

Marjan W. M. Wassenberg, Marc J. M. Bonten
Department of Medical Microbiology, University Medical Center, Utrecht, The Netherlands
Marjan W. M. Wassenberg
Department of Internal Medicine and Infectious Diseases, University Medical Center, Utrecht, the Netherlands
G. Ardine de Wit, Marc J. M. Bonten
Julius Center for Health Sciences and Primary Care, University Medical Center, Utrecht, The Netherlands
G. Ardine de Wit
National Institute of Public Health and the Environment, Bilthoven, The Netherlands

Corresponding Author

Email: mbonten@umcutrecht.nl

Competing Interests

M.J.M.B. reports receiving advisory board fees from Ipsat Therapies, 3M, Cepheid and Novartis; consulting fees from Novartis, 3M and Bayer; lecture fees from Cepheid, Kimberly-Clark and Pfizer. All other authors: none to declare.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: MWMW MJMB. Performed the experiments: MWMW. Analyzed the data: MWMW GAdW MJMB. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: GAdW. Wrote the paper: MWMW GAdW MJMB.