Author Faculty (Discipline)

Nursing

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

4-2018

Early Online Version

3-7-2017

JOURNAL

Australian Health Review

VOLUME NUMBER

42

ISSUE NUMBER

2

PAGE NUMBERS

178-180

ISSN

1449-8944

Embargo Period

7-20-2017

ANZSRC / FoR Code

111002 Clinical Nursing: Primary (Preventative)| 111708 Health and Community Services| 111711 Health Information Systems (incl. Surveillance)| 111716 Preventive Medicine| 111717 Primary Health Care

Avondale Research Centre

Lifestyle Research Centre

Reportable Items (HERDC/ERA)

C1

Abstract

Australia does not have a national healthcare-associated infection (HAI) surveillance program. Without national surveillance, we do not understand the burden of HAIs, nor can we accurately assess the effects of national infection prevention initiatives. Recent research has demonstrated disparity between existing jurisdictional-based HAI surveillance activity while also identifying broad key stakeholder support for the establishment of a national program. A uniform surveillance program will also address growing concerns about hospital performance measurements and enable public reporting of hospital data.

Link to publisher version (DOI)

https://doi.org/10.1071/AH16223

Peer Review

Before publication

Comments

Used by permission: CSIRO Publishing and the authors

© 2017 CSIRO

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At the time of writing Philip Russo was affiliated with Avondale College of Higher Education.


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