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MRSA Infection

Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) is a type of staph bacteria that is resistant to many antibiotics. MRSA can be found in bed linens or medical equipment and can be spread if providers do not properly wash their hands between patients. MRSA can cause life-threatening bloodstream infections, pneumonia and surgical site infections. Hospitals report their MRSA cases to the CDC's National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN) and give Leapfrog permission to obtain that information directly from NHSN.


Reporting Period 

  • 04/01/2019 - 12/31/2019 and 07/01/2020 - 09/30/2020

Patients Included in the Measure

  • Inpatients (Patients who are admitted to the hospital for at least one overnight stay)

  • Adults and Children