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released: 20 Dec 2013 author: AIHW media release

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

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Publication table of contents

  • Preliminary material
    • Title and verso pages
    • Contents
    • Acknowledgments
    • Abbreviations
    • Summary
      • What is SAB?
      • SAB rates in 2012-13
  • Body section
    • 1 Introduction
      • Background
      • 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
    • Appendixes
      • Appendix A: National Healthcare Agreement: PI 22-Healthcare associated infections, 2014
      • Appendix B: Data quality statement for the National Staphylococcus aureus Bacteraemia Data Collection
    • Glossary
    • References
    • List of tables
    • List of figures
    • List of boxes

Recommended citation

AIHW 2013. Australian hospital statistics 2012-13: Staphylococcus aureus bacteraemia in Australian public hospitals. Health services series 53. Cat. no. HSE 144. Canberra: AIHW.

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