Staphylococcus aureus bloodstream infections in Victorian hospitals: regional differences in disease burden and epidemiology

Research Opportunity
Masters by Research, Honours
Department
Microbiology and Immunology
Location
Doherty Institute
Primary Supervisor Email Number Webpage
Associate Professor Leon Worth leon.worth@mh.org.au (03) 9342 9360 Personal web page
Co-supervisor Email Number Webpage
Associate Professor Noleen Bennet Noleen.bennett@mh.org.au (03) 9342 9415 Personal web page

Summary The objective of this study is to evaluate the burden of SAB across the spectrum of Victorian healthcare facilities, including analysis according to hospital size.

Project Details

Staphylococcus aureus bloodstream infections (SABs) are associated with significant mortality and healthcare expenditure. Many hospitals, therefore, have structured infection prevention programs to reduce the risk of these infections. VICNISS facilitates surveillance of healthcare associated infections in Victorian hospitals, including SAB. The objective of this study is to evaluate the burden of SAB across the spectrum of Victorian healthcare facilities, including analysis according to hospital size. These data will assist in understanding if burden of illness varies according to location (metropolitan versus regional facilities) and findings will assist individual hospitals to benchmark SAB outcomes appropriately with hospitals of similar size or location.



Faculty Research Themes

Infection and Immunology

School Research Themes

Infection & Immunity



Research Opportunities

Masters by Research, Honours
Students who are interested in joining this project will need to consider their elegibility as well as other requirements before contacting the supervisor of this research

Graduate Research application

Honours application

Key Contact

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Department

Microbiology and Immunology

Research Node

Doherty Institute

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