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Surveillance of healthcare-acquired infections in Queensland, Australia: Data and lessons from the first 5 years

Morton, Anthony P; Doidge, S; Stackelroth, Jenny; Curtis, Merrilyn; Whitby, M; Clements, Archie


OBJECTIVE. To present healthcare-acquired infection surveillance data for 2001-2005 in Queensland, Australia. DESIGN. Observational prospective cohort study. SETTING. Twenty-three public hospitals in Queensland. METHODS. We used computer-assisted surveillance to identify episodes of surgical site infection (SSI) in surgical patients. The risk-adjusted incidence of SSI was calculated by means of a risk-adjustment score modified from that of the US National Nosocomial Infections Surveillance...[Show more]

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Date published: 2008
Type: Journal article
Source: Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology
DOI: 10.1086/589904


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