Description of the data source, numerator, denominator, survey questions, and other relevant details about the national estimate.
From the Emerging Infections Program (EIP) network Active Bacterial Core surveillance:
A case is defined as a current resident of the ABCs MRSA catchment area during the calendar years of 2007 or 2008, and who had a positive invasive culture reported to the EIP site. Questions used to collect these data are from the EIP/ABCs MRSA Surveillance Case Report Form. The following questions were used to collect gender and race of each patient:
Healthcare-associated MRSA is defined as a patient who had one or any combination of the following: an invasive MRSA culture collected 3 or more calendar days after the date of hospital admission, a hospitalization, surgery, dialysis, or was a resident of a long-term care facility in the previous year before date of initial culture, or the presence of a central vascular catheter around the time of hospital admission.
Invasive is defined as an isolate of MRSA cultured from a normally sterile site, such as blood, cerebrospinal fluid (CSF), pleural fluid, peritoneal fluid, pericardial fluid, joint or synovial fluid, bone, an internal organ.
Any change to the objective text, baseline, target, target-setting method or data source since the Healthy People 2020 launch.
In 2012, the baseline was revised from to 26.24 to 27.08 per 100,000 population due to data source changes in methodology: data are adjusted for sex and receipt of chronic dialysis, in addition to age and race. The target remains unchanged.
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