Healthcare-associated Staphylococcus aureus bloodstream infections
Staphylococcus aureus (S. aureus) is a type of bacteria that can cause serious illness, especially if it infects the bloodstream of a patient.
Some of these infections are acquired while receiving care from hospitals and other healthcare services. Hospitals aim to have as few cases of these healthcare-associated infections as possible.
The following information shows S. aureus bloodstream infections determined to have been acquired while receiving care at this hospital during the period 1 July 2011 and 30 June 2012.
For more information on this infection in Australian hospitals see: Hospital Performance: Healthcare-associated Staphylococcus aureus bloodstream infections in 2011–12.
To learn more about S. aureus bloodstream infections, read About the data.
1 case was reported.
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|Staphylococcus aureus bloodstream infections for this hospital|
|Year||Cases||Days of patient care under surveillance||Rate|
|2011–12||1||Fewer than 5,000||Not reported|
|2010–11||0||Fewer than 5,000||Not reported|