Establishment—number of hospital patient days under Staphylococcus aureus bloodstream infection surveillance, total days N[NNNNN]
Data Element Attributes
Identifying and definitional attributes
|Metadata item type:||Data Element|
|Short name:||Hospital patient days under Staphylococcus aureus bloodstream infection surveillance|
|Synonymous names:||Hospital patient days under SABSI surveillance|
The total number of patient days in a hospital covered by Staphylococcus aureus bloodstream infection (SABSI) surveillance arrangements, as reported by an establishment during a specified reference period.
|Data Element Concept:||Establishment—number of hospital patient days under Staphylococcus aureus bloodstream infection surveillance|
Value domain attributes
|Maximum character length:||6|
|Unit of measure:||Day|
Data element attributes
Collection and usage attributes
|Guide for use:|
Patient days under Staphylococcus aureus bloodstream infection (SABSI) surveillance should only reflect those beds covered by SABSI surveillance arrangements.
If a hospital was not included in the SABSI surveillance arrangements for part of the year, then the patient days for that part of the year are excluded. If part of the hospital was not included in the SABSI surveillance arrangements (e.g. children's ward, psychiatric wards), then patient days for that part of the hospital are excluded. Patient days for non-acute hospitals (such as rehabilitation and psychiatric hospitals) are included if the hospital was included in the SABSI surveillance arrangements.
A day is measured from midnight to 2359 hours.
The following basic rules are used to calculate the number of patient days for overnight-stay patients:
The following additional rules cover special circumstances and in such cases, override the basic rules:
When calculating total patient days for a specified period:
SABSI rates are presented per 10,000 patient days under SABSI surveillance.
SABSI surveillance coverage is the number of patient days under SABSI surveillance presented as a percentage of the number of patient days.
Source and reference attributes
|Submitting organisation:||Australian Institute of Health and Welfare|
ACSQHC (Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care) 2021. Implementation Guide for the Surveillance of Staphylococcus aureus bloodstream infection. Sydney: ACSQHC, viewed 10 February 2022 https://www.safetyandquality.gov.au/publications-and-resources/resource-library/implementation-guide-surveillance-staphylococcus-aureus-bloodstream-infection
|Related metadata references:|
Supersedes Establishment—number of hospital patient days under Staphylococcus aureus bacteraemia surveillance, total days N[NNNNN]
See also Episode of admitted patient care
See also Establishment—number of hospital patient days including unqualified days for newborns, total N[N(7)]
See also Establishment—number of patient days, total N[N(7)]
|Implementation in Data Set Specifications:|
Health, Standard 10/06/2022
Implementation start date: 01/07/2021
Reporting of this data element is conditional on a CODE 1 'Yes' response to the Establishment—Staphylococcus aureus bloodstream infection surveillance indicator, yes/no code N data element.