National Healthcare Agreement: P39-Healthcare-associated Staphylococcus aureus (including MRSA) bacteraemia in acute care hospitals, 2010
Identifying and definitional attributes
|Metadata item type:||Indicator|
|Short name:||Healthcare-associated Staphylococcus aureus (including MRSA) bacteraemia, 2010|
|Description:||Healthcare-associated Staphylococcus aureus (including MRSA) bacteraemia in acute care hospitals.|
|Indicator set:||National Healthcare Agreement (2010)|
Health, Superseded 08/06/2011
|Outcome area:||Hospital and Related Care|
National Health Performance Authority (retired), Retired 01/07/2016
Health, Standard 07/07/2010
|Quality statement:||National Healthcare Agreement: P39-Healthcare-associated Staphylococcus aureus (including MRSA) bacteraemia in acute care hospitals, 2010 QS Health, Superseded 08/06/2011|
Collection and usage attributes
|Computation description:||A patient-episode of Staphylococcus aureus bacteraemia (SAB) is defined as a positive blood culture for Staphylococcus aureus. Only the first isolate per patient is counted, unless at least 14 days has passed without a positive blood culture, in which case an additional episode is recorded.|
For public acute-care hospitals in Peer Group A and B, the number of patient episodes of Staphylococcus aureus bacteraemia (both methicillin resistant and methicillin sensitive) where the time when the first positive blood culture was collected was 48 hours or more after admission to hospital
|Numerator data elements:|
|Denominator:||No denominator required|
|Disaggregation data elements:|
Specified disaggregation: Nationally and state/territory by Indigenous status, remoteness area and SEIFA of residence.
Available disaggregation: State/territory.Most recent data available for 2010 CRC baseline report: 2008-09.
|Unit of measure:||Episode|
Indicator conceptual framework
|Framework and dimensions:||Safety|
Data source attributes
State/territory infection surveillance data
State/territory health authorities
|Reporting requirements:||National Healthcare Agreement|
|Organisation responsible for providing data:||Australian Institute of Health and Welfare|
Related National Partnership Agreement benchmark/target:The rate of Staphylococcus aureus (including MRSA) bacteraemia is no more than 2.0 per 10,000 occupied bed days for acute care public hospitals by 2011–12 in each state and territory.
|Further data development / collection required:|
Development of an ICD-10-AM coding for healthcare-acquired Staphylococcus aureus bacteraemia.Development of detailed data specifications to support data flows for national reporting, quality improvement and potentially for other reporting requirements for the future. This will include consideration of coverage (all hospitals/all public hospitals/a subset of public hospitals; level of disaggregation; use of peer groups), choice of denominator and additional data items (e.g. to distinguish between cases acquired in private hospitals/public hospitals/non-hospital healthcare).
|Other issues caveats:|
Disaggregations are subject to data quality considerations. Some disaggregations may result in numbers too small for publication.There are minor variations in the definitions used by jurisdictions and in the data collection arrangements they employ which will affect the calculation of values on a consistent basis across states and territories.
Source and reference attributes
|Related metadata references:|
See also National Healthcare Agreement: P38-Adverse drug events in hospitals, 2010
See also National Healthcare Agreement: P40-Pressure ulcers in hospitals, 2010
See also National Healthcare Agreement: P41-Falls resulting in patient harm in hospitals, 2010
See also National Healthcare Agreement: P42-Intentional self-harm in hospitals, 2010
See also National Healthcare Agreement: P43-Unplanned/unexpected readmissions within 28 days of selected surgical admissions, 2010
See also National Healthcare Agreement: P50-Staphylococcus aureus (including MRSA) bacteraemia in residential aged care, 2010
Has been superseded by National Healthcare Agreement: PI 39-Healthcare-associated Staphylococcus aureus (including MRSA) bacteraemia in acute care hospitals, 2011
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