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Establishment—number of healthcare-associated Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) bacteraemia patient episodes, total episodes N[NNNN]

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Short name:Help on this termNumber of healthcare-associated Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) bacteraemia patient episodes
METeOR identifier:Help on this term585164
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Standard 25/01/2018
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The total number of healthcare-associated Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) bacteraemia patient episodes, attributed to care provided by the hospital, reported during a specified reference period.

Data Element Concept:Establishment—number of healthcare-associated Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) bacteraemia patient episodes

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Data type:Help on this termNumber
Format:Help on this termN[NNNN]
Maximum character length:Help on this term5

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The number of healthcare-associated MRSA patient episodes at a hospital may be zero.

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MRSA is an isolate of Staphylococcus aureus that is identified by a laboratory as being resistant to methicillin or a test that predicts methicillin resistance (ACSQHC unpublished).

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Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Reference documents:Help on this term

ACSQHC (Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care), unpublished. Endorsed amendments to the Staphylococcus aureus bacteraemia (SAB) Data set specification (DSS). Sydney: ACSQHC.

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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 healthcare-associated Methicillin-sensitive Staphylococcus aureus (MSSA) bacteraemia patient episodes, total episodes N[NNNN] Health, Standard 25/01/2018

See also Non-admitted patient Health, Standard 01/03/2005

Implementation in Data Set Specifications:Help on this term

Healthcare-associated infections NBEDS 2016- Health, Standard 25/01/2018

DSS specific attributes +
Implementation in Indicators:Help on this termUsed as numerator
Australian Health Performance Framework: PI 2.2.2–Healthcare-associated Staphylococcus aureus bloodstream infections, 2019 Health, Standard 09/04/2020
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, Superseded 13/03/2020
National Healthcare Agreement: PI 22–Healthcare associated infections: Staphylococcus aureus bacteraemia, 2020 Health, Standard 13/03/2020
National Healthcare Agreement: PI 22–Healthcare associated infections: Staphylococcus aureus bacteraemia, 2021 Health, Standard 16/09/2020
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