Healthcare-associated infections NBEDS 2016–2021
Data Set Specification Attributes
Identifying and definitional attributes
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|DSS type:||Data Set Specification (DSS)|
The purpose of the Healthcare-associated infections National best endeavours data set (HAI NBEDS) is to support national monitoring of healthcare-associated infections (HAIs), including Staphylococcus aureus bacteraemia (SAB), in public hospitals.
HAIs are infections acquired as a direct or indirect result of health care.
HAIs are infections acquired in healthcare facilities ('nosocomial' infections) and infections that occur as a result of healthcare interventions ('iatrogenic' infections), and which may manifest after people leave the healthcare facility (NHMRC 2010).
The scope for this NBEDS is all public hospitals, including those hospitals defined as public psychiatric hospitals in the Public hospital establishments National minimum data set. All types of public hospitals are included, both those focusing on acute care, and those focusing on non-acute or subacute care, including psychiatric, rehabilitation and palliative care.
Collection and usage attributes
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The following terminology is used in this NBEDS:
Data are collected at each hospital from patient administrative and HAI surveillance systems.
National reporting requirements
State and territory health authorities provide the data to the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare for national collation, on an annual basis.
Periods for which data are collected and nationally collated
Financial years ending 30 June each year.
|Implementation start date:||01/07/2016|
|Implementation end date:||30/06/2021|
This NBEDS currently only covers the collection of healthcare-associated patient episodes of SAB.
Almost all patient episodes of SAB will be diagnosed when the patient is an admitted patient. However, the intention is that cases are reported whether they were associated with admitted patient care or non-admitted patient care in public hospitals.
The total number of healthcare-associated Staphylococcus aureus bacteraemia patient episodes attributed to a hospital can be derived by adding the number of healthcare-associated Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) bacteraemia patient episodes and the number of healthcare-associated Methicillin-sensitive Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) bacteraemia patient episodes.
Source and reference attributes
Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
NHMRC (National Health and Medical Research Council) 2010. Australian Guidelines for the Prevention and Control of Infection in Healthcare. Canberra: NHMRC.
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See also Surveillance of healthcare associated infection: Staphylococcus aureus bacteraemia NBPDS
Health, Superseded 09/12/2022