A Major Reduction in Hospital-Onset Staphylococcus aureus Bacteremia in Australia-12 Years of Progress: An Observational Study
BACKGROUND: Staphylococcus aureus bacteremia (SAB) is a serious cause of morbidity and mortality. This longitudinal study describes significant reductions in hospital-onset SAB (HO-SAB) in Australian hospitals over the past 12 years.METHODS: An observational cohort study design was used. Prospective surveillance of HO-SAB in 132 hospitals in Australia was undertaken. Aggregated data from all patients who acquired HO-SAB was collected (defined as 1 or more blood cultures positive for S. aureus...[Show more]
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