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Table 2 Identified advantages and challenges, during our mass staff screen

From: Healthcare-associated transmission of Panton-Valentine leucocidin positive methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus: the value of screening asymptomatic healthcare workers

Advantages Challenges
 • Epidemiology outbreak investigation - determining the most likely source.
 • Protect the health, safety and welfare of patients, HCWs and their families.
 • Raises awareness among HCWs.
 • Improves knowledge.
 • Improves infection control compliance among HCWs.
• Testing cost.
• Time and operational cost for related departments.
• Fear of stigmatisation if confidentiality and anonymity protection fails.
• Psychological pressure and qualms of conscience among HCWs.
• Easeless, anxiety for family safety.