Table of contents

  • Introduction
  • What is Staphylococcus aureus bacteraemia?
  • SAB is an indicator of the safety and quality of hospital care
  • There were 1,502 SAB cases in public hospitals in 2016-17
  • SAB rates varied by type of public hospital
  • SAB cases and rates have changed over time
  • Private hospital SAB reporting
  • What is Australia doing to reduce SAB?
  • Hand hygiene
  • National Staphylococcus aureus Bacteraemia Data Collection (NSABDC)
  • References