Hospital Survey Shows Progress In Fight Against MRSA

June 18, 2008

A new survey on U.S. hospitals has found that a great deal of progress has been made to fight the superbug bacteria known as MRSA.<br /> .New York (ChattahBox) – A new survey on U.S. hospitals has found that a great deal of progress has been made to fight the superbug bacteria known as MRSA.

Thew new report was released by the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology, and found that for the most part, hospitals are doing more to prevent MRSA.

A study done by the same group not too long ago found that 5% of patients, or 46 out of every 1,000 were infected with MRSA. This showed that the rates of MRSA in U.S. hospitals were 8 times higher than expected.

In total, 76% of all hospitals in the U.S. have been found to be taking steps to prevent MRSA.

All is not perfect yet though, as 54% of hospitals state there is still more room for improvement.


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