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Reference - Infection Rates

References are listed alphabetically.

"Australian Government target"

Australian Government Department of Health & Ageing - National Healthcare Agreement (NHA) 2010 - The Productivity Commission (Dec 2009) Public and Private Hospitals Research Report, chapter 6: Hospital Acquired Infections:

http://www.pc.gov.au/projects/study/hospitals/report

"infections"

An infection is a disease caused by micro-organisms like viruses, fungi, bacteria or parasites. These micro-organisms are often called ‘bugs’ or ‘germs’. Bacteria are the most common cause of hospital-acquired infection – Better Health Channel. For more information see:

http://www.betterhealth.vic.gov.au/bhcv2/bhcarticles.nsf/pages/infections_in_hospital_reduce_the_risk?open.

Better Health Channel

http://www.betterhealth.vic.gov.au/bhcv2/bhcarticles.nsf/pages/infections_in_hospital_reduce_the_risk?open

Hand Hygiene Information Leaflet

http://www.hha.org.au/ForConsumers.aspx

Healthscope hospitals

http://www.healthscopehospitals.com.au/

Infection Rate Formulas

Patients with Clostridium Difficile are coded in our computer system as ICD-10-AM Code A04.7. Patients with SAB are coded in our computer system as ICD-10-AM Code U90.0, however this is a new code and may not detect all cases. The Infection Control experts in each hospital also review pathology reports and medical records to ensure all cases are reported and followed up.

Interactive Video Training

http://www.hhs.gov/ash/initiatives/hai/training/

"rate typical in other hospitals in Australia"

The Productivity Commission (Dec 2009) Public and Private Hospitals Research Report, chapter 6: Hospital Acquired Infections:

http://www.pc.gov.au/projects/study/hospitals/report

-For Clostridium Dificile, Tasmania and WA are the only two states that are currently publishing their rates. TAS 3.54 per 10000 OBD, WA 3.54 per 10,000 patient days in tertiary facilities or 1.84 per 10,000 patient days for all WA hospitals in 2010

"rate typical in other healthcare organisations"

The Productivity Commission (Dec 2009) Public and Private Hospitals Research Report, chapter 6: Hospital Acquired Infections:

http://www.pc.gov.au/projects/study/hospitals/report

-For Clostridium Dificile, Tasmania and WA are the only two states that are currently publishing their rates. TAS 3.54 per 10000 OBD, WA 3.54 per 10,000 patient days in tertiary facilities or 1.84 per 10,000 patient days for all WA hospitals in 2010

"recovery time"

http://www.betterhealth.vic.gov.au/bhcv2/bhcarticles.nsf/pages/infections_in_hospital_reduce_the_risk?open.

"soap and water"

Recent research , has shown that hand sanitiser is better than traditional soap and water because it:

  • Requires less time to use
  • Results in a significantly greater reduction in bacterial numbers than soap and water in many clinical situations
  • Causes less irritation to the skin
  • Can be made readily accessible
  • Is more cost effective

(http://www.hha.org.au/)


"Rise in the rate of C diff across the entire community"

• RCAGP- Volume 44 No 10 October 2015, From hospital to the home the rise and rise of Clostridium Difficile
• MJA200(5) 17 March 2014, Increasing incidence of Clostridium Difficile infection Australia 2011-2012

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