Published in Surgery Litigation and Law Weekly, October 17th, 2008
HAIs continue to be a national healthcare concern. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, in 1974 Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infections accounted for two percent of the total number of staph infections. In 1995 that number had grown to 22 percent, and by 2004 that number had further increased to 63 percent.
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