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Number of superbug deaths fall

20th August 2009

Latest figures from the Office for National Statistics has revealed that the number of death certificates mentioning hospital superbugs MRSA or Clostridium difficile as a contributory factor has fallen.

The new data shows that death certificates mentioning C diff fell by 29% between 2007 and 2008 to 5,931. The number mentioning MRSA fell by 23 over the same period to 1,230. It is the first year that such mentions on a death certificate have fallen since records began in 1999.

 

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