Identifying and definitional attributes
|Metadata item type:||Data Element|
|Short name:||Hospital patient days under Staphylococcus aureus bacteraemia surveillance|
|Synonymous names:||Hospital patient days under SAB surveillance|
|Registration status:||Health, Standard 25/01/2018|
The total number of hospital patient days covered by Staphylococcus aureus bacteraemia surveillance arrangements, reported during a specified reference period.
|Data Element Concept:||Establishment—number of hospital patient days under Staphylococcus aureus bacteraemia 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 bacteraemia (SAB) surveillance should only reflect those beds covered by SAB surveillance arrangements.
If a hospital was not included in the SAB 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 SAB 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 SAB 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:
SAB rates are presented per 10,000 patient days under SAB surveillance.
SAB surveillance coverage is the number of patient days under SAB surveillance presented as a percentage of the number of patient days.
Source and reference attributes
Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
|Related metadata references:|
See also Episode of admitted patient care Health, Standard 01/03/2005, Tasmanian Health, Endorsed 02/09/2016, Independent Hospital Pricing Authority, Standard 31/10/2012, Commonwealth Department of Health, Candidate 15/08/2016, National Health Performance Authority (retired), Retired 01/07/2016, ACT Health, Final 09/08/2018
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
See also Non-admitted patient Health, Standard 01/03/2005
|Implementation in Data Set Specifications:|
Healthcare-associated infections NBEDS 2016- Health, Standard 25/01/2018
|Implementation in Indicators:||Used as denominator|
National Healthcare Agreement: PI 22–Healthcare associated infections: Staphylococcus aureus bacteraemia, 2018 Health, Superseded 19/06/2019
National Healthcare Agreement: PI 22–Healthcare associated infections: Staphylococcus aureus bacteraemia, 2019 Health, Standard 19/06/2019