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Hospital Performance: Healthcare-associated Staphylococcus aureus bloodstream infections in 2011–12

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The Authority acknowledges all of the people that helped us learn a new and complex information system quickly. We will continue to work on improving reporting of healthcare-associated S. aureus bloodstream infection and publish on an annual basis, in line with the availability of data.

This report examines the number of bloodstream infections caused by a specific organism, called Staphylococcus aureus (S. aureus), that were acquired while patients were receiving medical care or treatment in hospital.

Information on healthcare-associated S. aureus bloodstream infection for more than 600 public and private hospitals is available on the National Health Performance Authority website at www.myhospitals.gov.au

Figure 1a: Healthcare-associated S. aureus bloodstream infections in public hospitals1, by major and large hospitals, 2011–12

Figure displaying major and large hospitals with more vulnerable patients and fewer vulnerable patients. Column one whows the measure. Column two and three are paired showing major hospitals, just as column three and four are paired showing large hospitals. The first column in each pair shows the data for more vulnerable patients and the second column for each pair shows the data for fewer vulnerable patients.

Major hospitals, more vulnerable patients2 Major hospitals, fewer vulnerable patients2 Large hospitals, more vulnerable patients2 Large hospitals, fewer vulnerable patients2
Total number of hospitals in peer group 36 40 16 23
All cases reported nationally (%) 60% 22% 4% 2%
All patient bed days monitored (%) 41% 23% 4% 6%
Average cases per 10,000 patient bed days 1.38 0.90 1.01 0.33
Range of patient bed days monitored (%) 93–100% 86–100% 99–100% 86–100%
Hospital Cases per 10,000 patient bed days
Rate Number of cases
Major hospitals, more vulnerable patients2 Royal Adelaide SA 2.13 62
Westmead NSW 2.14 62
St George NSW 2.10 45
John Hunter NSW 2.05 55
Prince of Wales NSW 2.02 39
The Northern [Epping] VIC 0.74 11
Royal Hobart TAS 0.64 10
Mater Adult QLD 0.54 3
The Prince Charles QLD 0.47 9
Major hospitals, fewer vulnerable patients2 Blacktown NSW 2.59 31
Goulburn Valley Health [Shepparton] VIC 2.08 16
Bundaberg QLD 1.47 10
Orange NSW 1.32 13
Port Macquarie NSW 1.29 9
Logan QLD 0.44 5
Rockhampton Base QLD 0.38 3
Bunbury WA 0.26 1
Shoalhaven Memorial NSW 0.17 1
1
Rates are not shown for hospitals with fewer than 5,000 admitted patient bed days covered by infection control surveillance.
2
More and fewer vulnerable patients refers to hospitals deemed to have, for their peer group, a high or low percentage of patient bed days under surveillance attributable to patients with one or more of the identified risk factors.
Note
For more information on measures and peer groups, see www.myhospitals.gov.au
Source
Australian Institute of Health and Welfare. National Staphylococcus aureus Bacteraemia Data Collection 2011–12, data extracted 29 November 2012. Australian Institute of Health and Welfare. Admitted Patient Care National Minimum Dataset 2011–12, data extracted 26 March 2012.

Major hospitals, more vulnerable patients

Hospitals reporting cases

  • Austin Hospital [Heidelberg]
  • Ballarat Health Services [Base Campus]
  • Box Hill Hospital
  • Canberra Hospital
  • Dandenong Campus
  • Flinders Medical Centre
  • Fremantle Hospital (including cases from Kaleeya Hospital)
  • Geelong Hospital
  • Gosford
  • John Hunter
  • Liverpool
  • Mater Adult Hospital
  • Monash Medical Centre [Clayton]
  • Nepean
  • Prince of Wales
  • Princess Alexandra Hospital
  • Queen Elizabeth Hospital Campus (including cases from St. Margaret’s Hospital)
  • Royal Adelaide Hospital
  • Royal Brisbane & Women’s Hospital
  • Royal Darwin Hospital
  • Royal Hobart Hospital
  • Royal Melbourne Hospital [Parkville]
  • Royal North Shore
  • Royal Perth Hospital Wellington Street Campus (including cases from Royal Perth Hospital Shenton Park Campus)
  • Royal Prince Alfred
  • Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital
  • St George
  • St Vincent’s Darlinghurst
  • St Vincent’s Hospital [Fitzroy]
  • The Alfred
  • The Northern [Epping]
  • The Prince Charles Hospital
  • Townsville Hospital
  • Western Hospital [Footscray]
  • Westmead
  • Wollongong

Major hospitals, fewer vulnerable patients

Hospitals reporting cases

  • Alice Springs Hospital
  • Bankstown/ Lidcombe
  • Bendigo Hospital
  • Blacktown
  • Bunbury Hospital
  • Bundaberg Hospital
  • Caboolture Hospital
  • Cairns Base Hospital
  • Calvary Public Hospital
  • Campbelltown
  • Casey Hospital
  • Coffs Harbour
  • Concord
  • Dubbo
  • Frankston Hospital
  • Gold Coast Hospital
  • Goulburn Valley Health [Shepparton]
  • Ipswich Hospital
  • Latrobe Regional Hospital [Traralgon]
  • Launceston General Hospital
  • Lismore
  • Logan Hospital
  • Lyell McEwin Hospital
  • Mackay Base Hospital
  • Manning
  • Maroondah Hospital [East Ringwood]
  • Nambour Hospital
  • Orange
  • Port Macquarie
  • Redcliffe Hospital
  • Rockhampton Base Hospital
  • Shoalhaven Memorial
  • South West Healthcare [Warrnambool]
  • Sunshine Hospital
  • Sutherland
  • Tamworth
  • Toowoomba Hospital
  • Tweed Hospital
  • Wagga Wagga
  • Wyong

Large hospitals, more vulnerable patients

Hospitals reporting cases

  • Albury Wodonga Health - Albury Campus
  • Calvary Mater Newcastle
  • Canterbury
  • Hervey Bay Hospital
  • Maitland
  • Mildura Base Hospital
  • Modbury Hospital
  • Monash Medical Centre [Moorabbin]
  • Northeast Health Wangaratta
  • North West Regional Hospital [Burnie]
  • Peter MacCallum Cancer Institute*
  • Queen Elizabeth II Jubilee Hospital
  • Royal Victorian Eye & Ear Hospital*
  • Ryde
  • West Gippsland Healthcare Group [Warragul]

Hospitals reporting no cases

  • Wimmera Base Hospital [Horsham]

Large hospitals, fewer vulnerable patients

Hospitals reporting cases

  • Albany Hospital
  • Albury Wodonga Health - Wodonga Camps
  • Armadale-Kelmscott Memorial Hospital
  • Auburn
  • Bathurst
  • Central Gippsland Health Service [Sale]
  • Fairfield
  • Geraldton Hospital
  • Hornsby and Ku-Ring-Gai
  • Kalgoorlie Hospital
  • Manly
  • Mercy Public Hospital Inc. [Werribee]
  • Mona Vale
  • Repatriation General Hospital
  • Rockingham General Hospital
  • Shellharbour

Hospitals reporting no cases

  • Angliss Hospital
  • Goulburn
  • Grafton
  • Mount Isa Hospital
  • Redland Hospital
  • Sandringham & District Memorial Hospital
  • Swan District Hospital (including cases from Kalamunda Hospital)
*
The percentage of vulnerable patients in this hospital was much higher than other hospitals in this peer group.

Figure 1b: Healthcare-associated S. aureus bloodstream infections in public hospitals1, by medium and small hospitals, 2011–12

Figure displaying medium and small hospitals with more vulnerable patients and fewer vulnerable patients. Column one whows the measure. Column two and three are paired showing medium hospitals, just as column three and four are paired showing small hospitals. The first column in each pair shows the data for more vulnerable patients and the second column for each pair shows the data for fewer vulnerable patients.

Medium hospitals, more vulnerable patients2 Medium hospitals, fewer vulnerable patients2 Small hospitals, more vulnerable patients2 Small hospitals, fewer vulnerable patients2
Total number of hospitals in peer group 34 50 34 45
All cases reported nationally (%) 3% 2% 1% 1%
All patient bed days monitored (%) 4% 5% 2% 2%
Average cases per 10,000 patient bed days 0.71 0.35 0.34 0.23
Range of patient bed days monitored (%) 90–100% 50–100% 100% 100%
1
Rates are not shown for hospitals with fewer than 5,000 admitted patient bed days covered by infection control surveillance.
2
More and fewer vulnerable patients refers to hospitals deemed to have, for their peer group, a high or low percentage of patient bed days under surveillance attributable to patients with one or more of the identified risk factors.
Note
For more information on measures and peer groups, see www.myhospitals.gov.au
Source
Australian Institute of Health and Welfare. National Staphylococcus aureus Bacteraemia Data Collection 2011–12, data extracted 29 November 2012. Australian Institute of Health and Welfare. Admitted Patient Care National Minimum Dataset 2011–12, data extracted 26 March 2012.

Medium hospitals, more vulnerable patients

Hospitals reporting cases

  • Armidale
  • Bairnsdale Regional Health Service
  • Bass Coast Regional Health
  • Bega
  • Belmont
  • Bowral
  • Broken Hill
  • Busselton Hospital
  • Caloundra Hospital
  • Caulfield General Medical Centre
  • Colac Area Health
  • Echuca Regional Health
  • Heidelberg Repatriation Hospital [Heidelberg West]
  • Mersey
  • Mount Druitt
  • Mount Gambier and Districts Health Service
  • Sydney/Sydney Eye
  • Western District Health Service [Hamilton]
  • Williamstown Hospital

Hospitals reporting no cases

  • Atherton Hospital
  • Benalla & District Memorial Hospital
  • Cranbourne Integrated Care Centre
  • Djerriwarrh Health Service [Bacchus Marsh]
  • East Grampians Health Service [Ararat]
  • Gawler Health Service
  • Gippsland Southern Health Service - Leongatha
  • Kurri Kurri
  • Mount Barker District Soldiers’ Memorial Hospital
  • Osborne Park Hospital
  • Portland District Health
  • Riverland Regional Health Service - Berri
  • Stawell Regional Health
  • Swan Hill District Health [Swan Hill]
  • Whyalla Hospital & Health Services

Medium hospitals, fewer vulnerable patients

Hospitals reporting cases

  • Ballina
  • Batemans Bay
  • Blue Mountains
  • Casino
  • Cessnock
  • Gladstone Hospital
  • Griffith
  • Gympie Hospital
  • Innisfail Hospital
  • Kempsey Hospital
  • Kingaroy Hospital
  • Lithgow
  • Macksville
  • Milton and Ulladulla
  • Moruya
  • Murwillumbah
  • Muswellbrook
  • Pambula
  • Peter James Centre (East Burwood)
  • Queanbeyan
  • Rosebud Hospital
  • Singleton

Hospitals reporting no cases

  • Bentley Hospital
  • Broadmeadows Health Service
  • Castlemaine Health
  • Cooma HS
  • Cowra
  • Deniliquin
  • Emerald Hospital
  • Inverell
  • Kyabram & District Health Service
  • Maclean
  • Mareeba Hospital
  • Maryborough District Health Service [Maryborough]
  • Maryborough Hospital
  • Millicent & District Hospital & Health Services
  • Moree
  • Mudgee
  • Murray Bridge Soldiers’ Memorial Hospital
  • Naracoorte Health Service
  • Narrogin Hospital
  • Noarlunga Health Services (Noarlunga Public Hospital)
  • Northern Yorke Peninsula Health Service
  • Port Augusta Hospital & Regional Health Services
  • Port Pirie Regional Health Service
  • Proserpine Hospital
  • Seymour District Memorial Hospital
  • South Coast District Hospital
  • Warwick Hospital
  • Young

Small hospitals, more vulnerable patients

Hospitals reporting cases

  • Ballarat Health Services [Queen Elizabeth Campus]
  • Broome Hospital
  • Bulli
  • Cootamundra
  • Hedland Health Campus
  • Nickol Bay Hospital
  • Royal Melbourne Hospital - Royal Park Campus
  • Springwood
  • Wauchope

Hospitals reporting no cases

  • Babinda Hospital
  • Bendigo Health Care Group [Anne Caudle]
  • Bourke (MPS)
  • Camden
  • Clare Hospital
  • Crookwell
  • Derby Hospital
  • Esperance Hospital
  • Gilgandra (MPS)
  • Gloucester
  • Gunnedah
  • Hay
  • Ingham Hospital
  • Junee
  • Kerang District Health
  • Kilmore & District Hospital
  • Kununurra Hospital
  • Kyneton District Health Service
  • Mansfield District Hospital
  • Northam Hospital
  • Parkes
  • Port Lincoln Health Services
  • Roma Hospital
  • West Wimmera Health Service [Nhill]
  • Wynnum Hospital

Small hospitals, fewer vulnerable patients

Hospitals reporting cases

  • Bellinger River
  • Katherine Hospital
  • Kingston Centre [Cheltenham]
  • St George’s Health Service - Aged Care
  • Stanthorpe Hospital

Hospitals reporting no cases

  • Ayr Hospital
  • Balranald
  • Barraba (MPS)
  • Beaudesert Hospital
  • Bingara (MPS)
  • Boorowa
  • Bowen Hospital
  • Brewarrina (MPS)
  • Bundoora Extended Care Centre
  • Byron Bay
  • Capricorn Coast Hospital & Health Service
  • Collie Hospital
  • Coonamble
  • Corowa
  • Forbes
  • Glen Innes
  • Gove Hospital
  • Gundagai
  • Holbrook
  • Kyogle (MPS)
  • Leeton
  • Maleny Hospital
  • Molong
  • Mullumbimby
  • Murrumburrah - Harden
  • Narrabri
  • Narrandera
  • Narromine
  • Nyngan (MPS)
  • Rylstone (MPS)
  • Scott Memorial Scone
  • Temora
  • Tennant Creek Hospital
  • Thursday Island Hospital
  • Tumut
  • Waikerie Hospital & Health Services
  • Walcha (MPS)
  • Warialda (MPS)
  • Wellington
  • Yarrawonga Health
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