Statewide - Staphylococcus aureus bacteraemias (SAB) infections per 10,000 patient days - Quarterly Data

Category: Quality, Safety and Patient Experience » Healthcare-associated infections
01 January 2016 - 31 March 2018
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This report details the number of infections per 10,000 occupied bed days.

Health services/hospitals report SAB against a national benchmark rate of 2 per 10,000 occupied bed days.


Note:

  • Reporting of this measure is lagged by one quarter.  
  • Results where bed days are less than or equal to 5,000 are not published (NP).

Understanding Staphylococcus aureus bacteraemia (SAB) infections

The bacteria causing SAB are commonly found on the skin. In hospitals, transmission is most commonly via the hands of healthcare workers. The bacteria from the patient’s skin or from healthcare workers hands have a direct entry into the patient’s bloodstream during invasive procedures.

Patients with SAB infections are more likely to suffer from complications that result in a longer length of stay and at an increased cost of hospitalisation. Healthcare associated SAB infections are considered preventable.

Statewide - Staphylococcus aureus bacteraemias (SAB) infections per 10,000 patient days - Quarterly Data

Apr- Jun 2017Jul - Sep 2017Oct - Dec 2017Jan - Mar 2018Apr- Jun 2018
Rate of SAB infections per 10,000 occupied bed days0.80.80.80.80.7
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Apr- Jun 2017Jul - Sep 2017Oct - Dec 2017Jan - Mar 2018Apr- Jun 2018
Rate of SAB infections per 10,000 occupied bed days0.80.80.80.80.7