MRSA Cases Drop After Facilities Agree to Self Report

Source: Sarah Kearns, HealthLeaders Media, August 10, 2009

A recent study shows the number of methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infections found in patients located at 13 New Mexico hospitals and three state clinics was cut almost in half after the facilities agreed to self report cases.

Last year, the facilities reported 44 cases of MRSA, but after agreeing to self report the cases, the MRSA infections dropped to 27 cases. This reduction was a result of simple medical measures, such as handwashing, nasal swab tests, and segregating the infected.
See also:
New Mexico MRSA Collaborative

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