Table 3

 Acquisition of MRSA in inpatients and outpatients, and MRSA bacteraemia, according to specialty

SpecialtyNo. of cases of MRSA in:No. of inpatients with MRSA who developed bacteraemiaNo. of episodes of MRSA bacteraemia (% all episodes of bacteraemia with S aureus)
InpatientsOutpatients
A&E02300
Cardiac services9018 (8.9)8 (19.5)
Dermatology03900
Gastroenterology & hepatology1537 (46.7)8 (22.2)
General paediatrics3144 (12.9)5 (17.2)
Haematology & oncology845 (62.5)5 (5.1)
Neurosciences1511 (6.7)1 (20)
Orthopaedic surgery7600
Paediatric & neonatal Surgery6971113 (38.2)
Plastic surgery & burns10600
Respiratory medicine (including cystic fibrosis)91700
Other medical specialties621 (16.7)1 (6.25)
Other surgical specialties7502 (0)
Total26711837 (13.9)41 (15.0)