Variation in health care-associated infection surveillance practices in Australia

Philip L Russo, Allen Cheuk-Seng Cheng, Michael J Richards, Nicholas Graves, Lisa Hall

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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. Widespread variation of surveillance methods highlights future challenges when considering the development and implementation of a national program in Australia.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)773 - 775
Number of pages3
JournalAmerican Journal of Infection Control
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 2015

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