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Trends in MRSA in England and Wales: analysis of morbidity and mortality data for 1993-2002.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  15615149     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
This article examines trends in infection and mortality from methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) over the period 1993 to 2002. Trends in the number of deaths where MRSA was mentioned on the death certificate were compared with national reporting of microbiologically-confirmed bacteraemia to the Health Protection Agency Communicable Disease Surveillance Centre (CDSC). Alongside national trends, patterns in the place of death were examined. Both the number of deaths and number of laboratory reports increased substantially over the period examined. MRSA mortality rates increased over 15-fold during the period 1993 to 2002. Reporting rates for bacteraemia increased 24-fold.
Clare Griffiths; Theresa L Lamagni; Natasha S Crowcroft; Georgia Duckworth; Cleo Rooney
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Health statistics quarterly / Office for National Statistics     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1465-1645     ISO Abbreviation:  Health Stat Q     Publication Date:  2004  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2004-12-23     Completed Date:  2005-01-10     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100886205     Medline TA:  Health Stat Q     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  15-22     Citation Subset:  IM    
Office for National Statistics.
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MeSH Terms
Age Factors
Aged, 80 and over
Bacteremia / epidemiology
Death Certificates
England / epidemiology
Methicillin / pharmacology*
Methicillin Resistance*
Middle Aged
Sex Factors
Staphylococcal Infections / drug therapy,  epidemiology*,  mortality*
Staphylococcus aureus / drug effects*
Wales / epidemiology
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