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released: 18 Dec 2015 author: AIHW media release

In 2014–15, 1,490 cases of hospital-associated Staphylococcus aureus bacteraemia (SAB) were reported in Australian public hospitals. The national rate of SAB in public hospitals was 0.77 cases per 10,000 days of patient care, and all states and territories had rates below the national benchmark of 2.0 cases per 10,000 days of patient care. Between 2010–11 and 2014–15, rates of SAB decreased from 1.10 cases to 0.77 cases per 10,000 days of patient care.

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Publication table of contents

  • Preliminary
    • Staphylococcus aureus bacteraemia (SAB) in Australian public hospitals 2014–15
    • Introduction
      • What is Staphylococcus aureus bacteraemia?
  • Body text
    • SAB is an indicator of the safety and quality ofhospital care
    • There were 1,490 SAB cases in public hospitals in 2014–15
    • SAB rates varied by type of hospital
    • SAB cases and rates have decreased over time
    • What is Australia doing to reduce SAB?
    • Hand hygiene
    • Data collection
  • End matter
    • References

Recommended citation

AIHW 2015. Staphylococcus aureus bacteraemia in Australian public hospitals 2014–15: Australian hospital statistics. Health services series. Cat. no. HSE 171. Canberra: AIHW.

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