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

@article{Morton2008SurveillanceOH,
  title={Surveillance of healthcare-acquired infections in Queensland, Australia: data and lessons from the first 5 years.},
  author={Anthony Park Morton and Archie C. A. Clements and Shane R Doidge and Jenny Stackelroth and Merrilyn Curtis and Michael R Whitby},
  journal={Infection control and hospital epidemiology},
  year={2008},
  volume={29 8},
  pages={695-701}
}
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… CONTINUE READING
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