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Establishment—number of patient episodes of healthcare associated Staphylococcus aureus bacteraemia, total episodes N[NNNN]

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Short name:Help on this termPatient episodes of healthcare associated Staphylococcus aureus bacteraemia
Synonymous names:Help on this termPatient episodes of healthcare associated SAB
METeOR identifier:Help on this term428594
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Standard 15/11/2012
Definition:Help on this termThe total number of patient episodes of healthcare associated Staphylococcus aureus bacteraemia (SAB) occurring within the organisation during a specified reference period.
Data Element Concept:Establishment—number of patient episodes of healthcare associated Staphylococcus aureus bacteraemia

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Data type:Help on this termNumber
Format:Help on this termN[NNNN]
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Patient episodes of healthcare associated Staphylococcus aureus bacteraemia (SAB) may be counted for

  • an individual establishment i.e. the sum of the number of patient episodes of healthcare associated SAB within the establishment; and/or
  • a jurisdiction (i.e. state/territory) i.e. the sum of the number of patient episodes of healthcare associated SAB within establishments within the jurisdiction.

SAB rates will be calculated for each healthcare facility and jurisdiction as follows:

10,000 x (Numerator ÷ Denominator)

Numerator: Patient episodes of Healthcare associated SAB

Denominator: Number of patient days

As with all hospital-based infection surveillance, the responsibility for collection, analysis and reporting generally rests with hospital infection control teams. In many states, jurisdictional surveillance units provide support for these activities for at least some hospitals, and relevant manuals and material from such units should be used where appropriate.

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Help on this termAustralian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care (ACSQHC)
Origin:Help on this termACSQHC Healthcare Associated Infection Technical Working Group

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See also Establishment—number of patient days under infection surveillance monitoring, total days N[N(7)] National Health Performance Authority (retired), Retired 01/07/2016

See also Establishment—number of patient days, total N[N(7)] Health, Standard 01/03/2005, National Health Performance Authority (retired), Retired 01/07/2016

Implementation in Data Set Specifications:Help on this term

Surveillance of healthcare associated infection: Staphylococcus aureus bacteraemia NBPDS Health, Standard 15/11/2012

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