Data relating to episodes of Staphylococcus aureus (including MRSA) bacteraemia (SAB) in acute care hospitals (healthcare associated infections).

Collection details

Temporal coverage

from 1 January 2009 to 30 June 2016

Geographical coverage

National and state and territory 

Data availability

  • publications
  • client specified tables on request which may be subject to data provider approval (charges apply)
  • restricted unit record access subject to Ethics Committee approval and/or agreement of all relevant data custodians in all states and territories (charges may apply)

Data scope

Includes counts of cases of SAB associated with public hospitals covered by SAB surveillance arrangements. There is <100% coverage of public hospitals in some states and territories.


Admin data

Metadata information and data quality statement (DQS)

External links and information 

NHA PI specification

National Healthcare Agreement: PI 22-Healthcare associated infections; Staphylococcus aureus bacteraemia, 2016


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