TABLE 1.

Activity data for participating hospitals from July 2007 to June 2008

Hospital no.CountryNo. of bedsNo. of admissionsNo. of bed daysNo. of infecteda/controlsNational % MRSAbMRSA hospital mortality (%)
H1Austria2,13799,761657,26850/99850
H2Belgium85626,337290,79032/642150
H3Croatia1,72463,804479,52872/1433543
H4England1,210104,680292,030117/2293144
H5Germany1,23456,193391,25881/1261930
H6Greece94944,214293,63256/664125
H7Ireland81922,418238,16695/1873328
H8Italy91255,600292,15067/1333438
H9Latvia1,02946,343307,00654/1081333
H10Malta83548,504252,48880/1515629
H11Romania1,10972,739427,66637/703352
H12Scotland87753,276255,215132/2573113
H13Slovenia2,34483,161614,353127/249765
Total16,035777,0304,791,5501,000/1,8823036
  • a Infected, number of first episodes of S. aureus BSI.

  • b Proportion of MRSA according to EARSS 2008 (12).