Health care-associated Staphylococcus aureus bloodstream infections: A clinical quality indicator for all hospitals

Collignon, P. J., Wilkinson, I. J., Gilbert, G. L., Grayson, M. L. and Whitby, R. M. (2006) Health care-associated Staphylococcus aureus bloodstream infections: A clinical quality indicator for all hospitals. Medical Journal of Australia, 184 8: 404-406.


Author Collignon, P. J.
Wilkinson, I. J.
Gilbert, G. L.
Grayson, M. L.
Whitby, R. M.
Title Health care-associated Staphylococcus aureus bloodstream infections: A clinical quality indicator for all hospitals
Formatted title
Health care-associated Staphylococcus aureus bloodstream infections: A clinical quality indicator for all hospitals
Journal name Medical Journal of Australia   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0025-729X
1326-5377
Publication date 2006-04-17
Sub-type Article (original research)
Volume 184
Issue 8
Start page 404
End page 406
Total pages 3
Editor Martin Van Der Weyden
Place of publication Sydney, Australia
Publisher Australasian Medical Publishing Company
Language eng
Subject CX
321010 Infectious Diseases
730101 Infectious diseases
Formatted abstract
Staphylococcus aureus bloodstream (SAB) infections are common and serious causes of morbidity and mortality that incur considerable health care costs and are potentially preventable.It should be relatively easy for hospitals to collect data on the incidence of SAB episodes, to determine whether infections were acquired in hospital or in the community, and to establish whether they were health care associated. The proportion of SAB infections caused by methicillin-resistant S. aureus strains should be a useful indicator of the level of control of antibiotic resistance in the community and in the health care setting. Continuous monitoring of infection incidence would enable health care facilities to determine the effectiveness of interventions designed to minimise SAB infections.
Keyword Medicine, General & Internal
Nosocomial Methicillin-resistant
Bacteremia
Rates
Surveillance
Costs
Risk
Q-Index Code CX
Additional Notes Published under "For Debate".

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collections: Excellence in Research Australia (ERA) - Collection
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