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.