Hospital stays for a type of antibiotic-resistant infection have more than tripled since 2000, and since 1995 have increased nearly 10-fold, according to the latest News and Numbers from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.
AHRQ found that the number of hospital stays for patients infected with Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (MRSA), climbed from 38,100 in 1995 to 128,500 in 2000 and then to 368,800 in 2005, the latest year for which data are available.

Dramatic Increase In Antibiotic-resistant Infections In Hospitalized Patients, USA


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