Statewide - Surgical site infection surveillance status - Quarterly Data

Category: Quality, Safety and Patient Experience » Healthcare-associated infections
01 January 2016 - 31 March 2018
Apr- Jun 2017Jul - Sep 2017Oct - Dec 2017Jan - Mar 2018Apr- Jun 2018
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About this report

Surgical Site Infection Surveillance is a composite indicator specific to the following procedures/processes:

  • Coronary artery bypass grafts
  • Hip arthroplasty
  • Knee arthroplasty
  • Caesarean section (for Royal Women’s and Mercy Health only)
  • ICU central line associated bacteraemia.

For each procedure/process where a health service is found to have a statistically significant higher infection rate than the state aggregate, they are deemed an outlier.  Performance is monitored and assessed quarterly and reported in the Monitor as either Achieved or Not Achieved.

Note:

  • Reporting of this measure is lagged by one quarter.
  • A statewide value is not applicable for this measure.

Understanding infection surveillance

The Surgical Site Infection Surveillance indicator focuses on surgical procedures and high risk invasive procedures. The indicator aims to reduce the incidence of infections.

Only hospitals that undertake orthopaedic joint replacements and/or coronary artery bypass surgery and/or have an ICU report against this indicator. The exception is the Royals Women’s Hospital and Mercy Health for caesarean sections.

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Apr- Jun 2017Jul - Sep 2017Oct - Dec 2017Jan - Mar 2018Apr- Jun 2018
Surgical site infection surveillance statusNANANANANA