Staphylococcus aureus bloodstream infections in Victorian hospitals: regional differences in disease burden and epidemiology
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- Masters by Research, Honours students
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- Microbiology and Immunology
- Doherty Institute
|Associate Professor Leon Worthfirstname.lastname@example.org||(03) 9342 9360||Personal web page|
|Associate Professor Noleen Bennet||Noleen.email@example.com||(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.
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.
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