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A Major Reduction in Hospital-Onset Staphylococcus aureus Bacteremia in Australia-12 Years of Progress: An Observational Study

Mitchell, Brett G.; Collignon, Peter; McCann, Rebecca; Wilkinson, Irene J.; Wells, Anne


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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Date published: 2014
Type: Journal article
Source: Clinical Infectious Diseases
DOI: 10.1093/cid/ciu508


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