Data for Practice

Cathy Jones1 1Healthscope, Melbourne, Australia.   Infection prevention is a critical part of an overarching quality and safety clinical governance system. However, as with all aspects of clinical governance, there is a dilemma about what exactly should be reported, monitored...
  • October 23, 2018
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Philip Russo1 1Centre for Quality and Patient Safety Research – Alfred Health Partnership, Deakin University.   Standard 3 of the National Safety and Quality Health Services standards require that hospitals have healthcare associated infection (HAI) surveillance systems in place. The...
  • October 17, 2018
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Nicole M White1 1Australian Centre for Health Services Innovation, Queensland University of Technology, 60 Musk Av Kelvin Grove, Qld, 4059, nm.white@qut.edu.au   Infection control studies collect data from a variety of sources and study designs, from retrospective case-control or ‘quasi-experimental’...
  • October 17, 2018
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Krispin Hajkowicz1 1 School of Clinical Medicine, University of Queensland, k.hajkowicz@uq.edu.au   An outbreak of carbapenem-resistant Acinetobacter baumannii (CRAB) occurred in a hospital burns unit, resulting in eight patient colonisations (detected on rectal swab screening) and one patient with an...
  • October 8, 2018
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