Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) Bloodstream Infections Surveillance Results 2012–2013

From April 1, 2012, to March 31, 2013, 88 healthcare facilities took part in the surveillance of methicillinresistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) bloodstream infections, for a combined total of 5,011,231 patient days. Together, these facilities reported 147 cases of healthcare-associated MRSA bloodstream infections. The incidence rate was 0.29/10,000 patient days. This incidence rate has declined over the past five years. The proportion of methicillin resistance in healthcare-associated S. aureus bloodstream infections was 20%.

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