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Community Care: MRSA

Health written question – answered on 21st January 2008.

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Photo of David Drew David Drew Labour, Stroud

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what research he has commissioned or funded on home-based care for patients with (a) MRSA and (b) clostridium difficile.

Photo of Ann Keen Ann Keen Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Health Services), Department of Health

The Department of Health has not commissioned or supported any research on home based care for patient with methicillin resistant "Staphylococcus aureus" (MRSA) or "Clostridium difficile" to date.

However, we know that some national health service organisations are investigating the options for more home based care in relation to patients with MRSA.

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