Variation in health care-associated infection surveillance practices in Australia

Russo, Philip L., Cheng, Allen C., Richards, Michael, Graves, Nicholas, & Hall, Lisa (2015) Variation in health care-associated infection surveillance practices in Australia. American Journal of Infection Control, 43(7), pp. 773-775.

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Abstract

In the absence of a national health care-associated infection surveillance program in Australia, differences between existing state-based programs were explored using an online survey. Only 51% of respondents who undertake surveillance have been trained, fewer than half perform surgical site infection surveillance prospectively, and only 41% indicated they risk adjust surgical site infection data. Wide- spread variation of surveillance methods highlights future challenges when considering the development and implementation of a national program in Australia.

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ID Code: 90909
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: variation, Surveillance
DOI: 10.1016/j.ajic.2015.02.029
ISSN: 0196-6553
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2015 Elsevier
Copyright Statement: Licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution; Non-Commercial; No-Derivatives 4.0 International. DOI: 10.1016/j.ajic.2015.02.029
Deposited On: 02 Dec 2015 02:05
Last Modified: 09 Aug 2016 22:27

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