Deaths involving MRSA: Wales, 2013

Document type
Report
Corporate author(s)
Great Britain. Office for National Statistics
Publisher
Office for National Statistics
Date of publication
3 September 2014
Series
Statistical bulletin
Subject(s)
Health Services
Collection
Social welfare
Material type
Reports

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This bulletin presents the latest figures for deaths where MRSA was mentioned or identified as the underlying cause of death on death certificates. Figures are presented for Wales and are broken down by sex, age group and place of death. Comparisons are made between data for 2013 and previously published data from 1993 onwards. Information is given about the context and use of the statistics, and the methods used to produce them.

Deaths involving MRSA fell by 34 per cent on the previous year, from 29 in 2012 to 19 in 2013. Of the 19 death certificates mentioning MRSA, 9 also identified this germ as the underlying cause of death. Deaths involving MRSA have fallen since peaking in 2005.