The information requested is given in the following table.
These data should be treated with great caution: detailed information on healthcare associated infections (HAIs) as a cause of death from specific infections can be difficult or impossible to interpret safely. As at the end of 2004 there was no international code for recording MRSA as a cause of death: the MRSA data above were obtained by analysing the full cause of death text recorded by certifying doctors. In addition, detailed recording of specific HAIs as a cause of death is often influenced by the general level of professional and public awareness of that HAI at the time.
Deaths Involving MRSA
|NHS Board of Residence||2000||2001||2002||2003||2004|
|(a) Deaths where MRSA was Mentioned on the Death Certificate|
|Argyll and Clyde||4||9||9||9||12|
|Ayrshire and Arran||8||9||11||10||9|
|Dumfries and Galloway||5||6||5||7||8|
|(b) Deaths where MRSA was the Underlying Cause of Death - Included in (a) above|
|Argyll and Clyde||3||5||4||0||6|
|Ayrshire and Arran||1||1||4||2||1|
|Dumfries and Galloway||0||1||0||0||2|