National Health Performance Authority, Hospital Performance: National Staphylococcus aureus Bacteraemia Dataset 2013-14
Identifying and definitional attributes
|Metadata item type:||Data Set Specification|
|DSS type:||Data Set Specification (DSS)|
|Scope:||The National Staphylococcus aureus Bacteraemia Dataset collates information provided by jurisdiction on the number of cases of healthcare-associated Staphylococcus aureus (S. aureus) bloodstream infections and the number of patient bed days under surveillance by infection control programs. The scope of this dataset is to present this information and to provide hospital-level data for understanding and reporting this information. Information on more than 700 public and private hospitals is available online through the MyHospitals website and reports present graphics for the 115 major and large hospitals across Australia. The intent of this work is to inform consumers, help hospitals and health service managers to identify opportunities to reduce the rate of preventable infection, and to stimulate improvements in the collection and consistency of national statistics.|
Collection and usage attributes
|Collection methods:||Jurisdictions reply to a request to populate and supply tables summarising hospital-level data and state-level data (the latter including a split for MRSA and MSSA). Cases are supplied to the jurisdictional lead by the infection control office at each hospital. The jurisdictional lead supplies patient days under surveillance and total patient days based on patient administrative systems data. Provision is annual for financial years ending 30 June.|
|Implementation start date:||01/07/2013|
|Implementation end date:||30/06/2014|
Source and reference attributes
|Submitting organisation:||National Health Performance Authority|
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