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Published On January 15, 2006

CLINICAL CARE

MRSA by the Numbers

Some countries have the problem of resistant staph well in hand; others don’t.

119.3 
Number, per million, of the population of Ireland infected with MRSA in 2003, according to an antimicrobial surveillance study of European hospitals; doctors blame poor hospital hygiene and overcrowding

46.5 
Number, per million, of the population of Portugal infected with MRSA in 2003 (the European study's runner-up)


Percentage of tests at two Icelandic hospitals that were positive for MRSA in 2002

51 
Percentage of tests at 36 Greek hospitals that were positive for MRSA in 2002

95 
Percentage of clinicians who think antimicrobial resistance to infections such as MRSA is a problem in the United States

77 
Percentage who think antimicrobial resistance is a problem in their institution

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