Disease burden, characteristics and outcomes of Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus Bloodstream Infection in Hong Kong
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AbstractWe aimed to describe disease burden, characteristics, and outcomes of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) bloodstream infection (BSI) in Hong Kong. A retrospective, observational study was conducted in 26 Hong Kong public hospitals between January 2010 and December 2012. The primary outcome measures were 30-day mortality rate and infection-related hospital cost. Of 1133 patients reviewed, 727 (64.17%) were male, 1075 (94.88%) had health care–associated community-onset and 44 (3.88%) had hospital-onset MRSA infection. The mean age of patients was 76 (SD = 15) years, including 172 (15.18%) aged 20 to 59 years and 961 (84.8%) aged ≥60 years. The annual incidence rates in age groups of 20 to 59 years and ≥60 years were 0.96 to 1.148 per 100 000 and 22.7 to 24.8 per 100 000, respectively. The 30-day mortality was 367 (32.39%). Older patients (>79 years), chronic lung disease, and prior hospitalization were associated with increased mortality. The mean cost was US$10 565 (SD = 11 649; US$1 = HK$7.8). MRSA BSI was a significant burden in Hong Kong.
All Author(s) ListJoyce H.S. You, Kin-wing Choi, Tin-yau Wong, Margaret Ip, Wai-kit Ming, Rity Yee-kwan Wong, Sze-ngai Chan, Hoi-tung Tse, Carrie T.S. Chau, Nelson L.S. Lee
Journal nameAsia-Pacific Journal of Public Health
Volume Number29
Issue Number5
PublisherSAGE Publishing
LanguagesEnglish-United States

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