In 2012 13, all states and territories had rates of hospital-associated Staphylococcus aureus bacteraemia (SAB) below the national benchmark, with rates ranging from 0.7 to 1.3 cases per 10,000 patient days.
There were 1,724 cases of hospital-associated SAB reported for Australia, which occurred during approximately 18.8 million days of patient care.
ISSN 1036-613X; ISBN 978-1-74249-525-5; Cat. no. HSE 144; 33pp.; $9
Publication table of contents
- Preliminary material
- Title and verso pages
- What is SAB?
- SAB rates in 2012-13
- Body section
- 1 Introduction
- National initiatives to monitor and reduce SAB
- The SAB performance indicator
- 2 Staphylococcus aureus bacteraemia cases
- SAB cases in 2012-13
- How have SAB rates changed over time?
- Limitations of the data
- End matter
- Appendix A: National Healthcare Agreement: PI 22-Healthcare associated infections, 2014
- Appendix B: Data quality statement for the National Staphylococcus aureus Bacteraemia Data Collection
- List of tables
- List of figures
- List of boxes
AIHW 2013. Australian hospital statistics 2012-13: Staphylococcus aureus bacteraemia in Australian public hospitals. Health services series 53. Cat. no. HSE 144. Canberra: AIHW.