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MRSA figures revealed

23rd May 2008

The Office for National Statistics has named the hospitals with the highest numbers of deaths linked to the superbugs MRSA and Clostridium difficile.

Figures for the Royal United hospital in Bath, 268 people who died had C diff recorded on their death certificates – more than 3% of all deaths at the hospital over the four years between 2002 and 2006. Some 235 people with C diff died at the George Eliot hospital in Nuneaton, Warwickshire, similarly equating to more than 3% of deaths there.

 

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