Reduce MRSA bloodstream infections that people get in the hospital — HAI‑02

Status: Improving


Most Recent Data:
0.90 Standardized Infection Ratio (SIR) (2022)

0.50 SIR

Desired Direction:
Decrease desired

1.00 was the national Standardized Infection Ratio (SIR) for hospital-onset MRSA bacteremia infections in 2015

Reduce hospital-onset methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) bacteremia infections

Target-Setting Method
Maintain consistency with national programs, regulations, policies, or laws


MRSA (Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus) is a type of bacteria that causes infections that can’t be treated with many first-line antibiotics. MRSA is one of the most common causes of infections that people get in hospitals, and progress to prevent MRSA infections in hospitals has slowed. MRSA infections can be deadly, but they are preventable. Educating and training health care workers on how to prevent MRSA is critical for reducing these infections in hospitals.