Table 1

‚ÄÉNumbers of new cases of MRSA in inpatients and outpatients, and MRSA bacteraemia, by year

YearNo. of new cases of MRSA that were:No. of episodes of MRSA bacteraemia (% all episodes of bacteraemia with S aureus)
InpatientsOutpatients
199847256 (12.5)
199944253 (6.8)
2000511711 (21.6)
2001501611 (26.2)
200240184 (7.8)
200335176 (15.8)
Total267 (69.4%)118 (30.6%)41 (15.0)