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Abstract

Counts of MRSA in NHS trusts.

Main Topics/Subject Category
MRSA
Variables

Quarterly count, six monthly count

Keywords
MRSA, count, surveillance, bacterium, monitoring, disease
Identifier Variables
NHS trust
Economic/Subject Categories
Quality measure, Proxies
Area of Health System
Secondary care
Disease Area
MRSA
Data Available
Risk behaviours, Socio-economic, Demographic
Data collecting organization (s)
Health protection agency
Data Type
Administrative
National/Regional
National
Coverage (date of field work)
2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010
Unit of Analysis
Aggregate
Sample

Data is collected from each of the 173 acute NHS trusts in England

Availability
Health protection agency and Department of Health
Conditions of Access
Free access
Link
HPA http://www.hpa.org.uk/[…]/1233906819629?p=1191942169773 Department of Health http://www.performance.doh.gov.uk/hospitalactivity/).
Contact
hcai.amrdivision@hpa.org.uk
Publications
Johnson AP, Pearson A and Duckworth G. Surveillance and epidemiology of MRSA bacteraemia in the UK. Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy 2005; 56: 455–462