Table 3Most common all-listed procedures for hospital stays with MRSA infection,* 2004

RankAll-listed proceduresNumber of stays with MRSA infectionPercent of stays with this procedure among stays with
1Incision and drainage, skin and subcutaneous tissue33,3006.70.3
2Debridement of wound, infection, or burn32,0006.50.7
3Blood transfusion31,6006.44.6
4Respiratory intubation and mechanical ventilation22,4004.52.5
7Enteral and parenteral nutrition10,3002.11.0
8Upper gastrointestinal endoscopy and biopsy9,4001.92.6
9Diagnostic bronchoscopy8,8001.80.7
10Partial excision bone7,0001.40.5

MRSA can only appear as a secondary diagnosis.

Source: AHRQ, Center for Delivery, Organization, and Markets, Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project, Nationwide Inpatient Sample, 2004.

From: Infections with Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (MRSA) in U.S. Hospitals, 1993–2005

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