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Volume 13, Number 12—December 2007

Research

Hospitalizations and Deaths Caused by Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus, United States, 1999–2005

Eili Klein*, David L. Smith†, and Ramanan Laxminarayan*Comments to Author 
Author affiliations: *Resources for the Future, Washington DC, USA; †National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland, USA;

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Table 1

Staphylococcus aureus and methicillin-resistant S. aureus (MRSA)–related hospital discharge diagnoses, by infection site and year, United States

Discharge diagnosis
1999
2000
2001
2002
2003
2004
2005
All discharges 32,131,876 31,705,672 32,652,588 33,726,612 34,738,412 34,864,168 34,667,316
S. aureus septicemias 75,125 73,206 77,998 82,813 92,247 92,785 103,300
% MRSA 41 45 48 49 52 54 54
MRSA septicemias 31,044 33,251 37,381 40,197 47,745 50,238 56,248
S. aureus pneumonias 58,833 53,692 63,759 64,294 58,511 71,275 63,185
% MRSA 52 54 56 58 58 59 58
MRSA pneumonias 30,632 29,210 35,893 37,120 33,965 41,988 36,540
Other S. aureus infections 160,612 161,614 189,715 211,310 245,971 272,873 311,442
% MRSA 41 44 48 50 54 58 60
Other MRSA infections
65,361
71,048
90,163
106,174
132,154
158,211
185,415
Total S. aureus infections 294,570 288,512 331,472 358,417 396,729 436,933 477,927
Overall % MRSA 43 46 49 51 54 57 58
Total MRSA infections 127,036 133,510 163,437 183,491 213,864 250,438 278,203

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