National survey of MRSA, 1995.
|dc.identifier.citation||Johnson, Z. et al., 1995. National Survey of MRSA, 1995. Dublin: Eastern Health Board.||en_GB|
|dc.description||Methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) is an increasingly important cause of morbidity. As a consequence expenditure on infection control measures in hospitals, nursing homes and other institutions has grown. In the USA the overall percentage of Staphylococus aureus isolates resistant to methicillin rose from 2.4% in 1975 to 29% in 1991, while in large teaching hospitals the proportion rose from 8% in 1986 to 40% in 1992. By the early 1990s it was reported that MRSA, previously confined to large hospitals, had spread into smaller hospital units and nursing homes. Up to 10-15% of hospital pharmacy budgets is currently spent on the antibiotic vancomycin to treat infection caused by MRSA and vancomycinsensitive enterococci. National guidelines on MRSA control are-due to be issued in 1995. The Department of Health Committee on MRSA requested a national survey of MRSA prior to the issue of these guidelines.||en_GB|
|dc.publisher||Eastern Health Board (EHB)||en_GB|
|dc.rights||Eastern Health Board|
|dc.title||National survey of MRSA, 1995.||en_GB|
|dc.contributor.department||Eastern Health Board. Health Information Unit.||en_GB|