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Service Agreement - Department of Health Tasmania: 2018, Healthcare associated staphylococcus aureus (including MRSA) bacteraemia infection rate, 2018

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Help on this termIndicator
Indicator type:Help on this termIndicator
Short name:Help on this termHealthcare associated staphylococcus aureus (including MRSA) bacteraemia (rate)
METeOR identifier:Help on this term700627
Registration status:Help on this termTasmanian Health, Endorsed 28/03/2019
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This indicator measures the rate of Healthcare Associated Staphylococcus aureus bacteraemia infection. This indicator is concerned with cases of this infection which are associated with a patient receiving healthcare.
For Service Agreement performance monitoring, this indicator applies to Tasmania’s four major hospitals only.

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Staphylococcus aureus bacteraemia (SAB) in Tasmania is a notifiable disease pursuant to the Public Health Act 1997. Mortality of Staphylococcus aureus bacteraemia is around 25-35%. All States have agreed to monitor this infection from a Safety & Quality perspective.

Indicator set:Help on this termService Plan - Department of Health Tasmania: 2018 Tasmanian Health, Endorsed 28/03/2019

Collection and usage attributes

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The definitions applied are consistent with national definitions which are published by the Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Healthcare Data set specification – Surveillance of Healthcare Associated Infections: Staphylococcus aureus bacteraemia and Clostridium difficile infection (Version 4.0).


Numerator: Number of cases of healthcare associated Staphylococcus aureus bacteraemia
Denominator: Number of patient days for the given period (matching the numerator period)
 

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100 x (Numerator ÷ Denominator)

Numerator:Help on this term

 Number of cases of healthcare associated Staphylococcus aureus bacteraemia

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Number of patient days for the given period (matching the numerator period)

Representational attributes

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Data type:Help on this termReal
Unit of measure:Help on this termDisease type

Accountability attributes

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2018-19 Service Agreement

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