Rick Factors for Healthcare-associated MRSA
Healthcare-associated MRSA (HA-MRSA),previously calledHospital-associated MRSA,is MRSA that is contracted within the healthcare setting. By definition, an individual with HA-MRSA meets one or more of the following criteria:
- Patient in a hospital or nursing home in the past year.
- Resident in another type of healthcare facility in the past year.
- Patient has an indwelling catheter or other indwelling medical device.