Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) rate
According to Public Health Ontario, when S. aureus develops reduced susceptibility to the B-lactam class of antibiotics (e.g., cloxacillin) it is known as methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA). MRSa may be either health care-associated or community-associated. Risk factors form MRSA acquisition in the health care setting include invasive procedures, prior treatment with antibiotics, prolonged hospital stay, stay in an intensive care or burn unit, surgical wound infection and close proximity to a colonized client/patient/resident.
HDGH Quarterly Report September 2018
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