Table of contents

  • Preliminary material
    • Title and verso page
    • Contents
    • Acknowledgments
    • Abbreviations
    • Summary
      • What is SAB?
      • SAB rates in 2011-12
  • Body section
    • 1 Introduction
      • Background
      • Healthcare-associated infections
      • Staphylococcus aureus and SAB
      • National initiatives to monitor and reduce SAB
      • The SAB performance indicator
      • Specification
      • Data source
      • State and territory
  • 2 Staphylococcus aureus bacteraemia cases
    • SAB cases in 2011–12
    • How have SAB rates changed over time?
    • Limitations of the data
    • Variation in definitions
    • Variation in coverage
    • Limitations of the denominator
    • Casemix differences
    • Comparability of rates
  • End matter
    • Appendix A
      • National Healthcare Agreement: PI 22–Healthcare-associated infections, 2013
    • Appendix B
      • Data quality statement for the National Staphylococcus aureus Bacteraemia Data Collection
      • Summary of key issues
    • Glossary
    • References