Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus bloodstream infection surveillance: National healthcare safety network’s laboratory-identified event reporting versus traditional laboratory-confirmed bloodstream infection surveillance

Arthur W. Baker, Michael J. Durkin, Kristen V. Dicks, Sarah S. Lewis, Rebekah W. Moehring, Luke F. Chen, Daniel J. Sexton, Deverick J. Anderson

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Abstract

Hospitals must report cases of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus bloodstream infection (BSI) using a new laboratory-identified (LabID) event reporting module. BSI rates obtained using LabID differ from rates of BSI obtained from traditional surveillance (concordance of healthcare facility–onset cases, 61%–76%) because definitions used to report LabID events are inconsistent with traditional BSI definitions.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1286-1289
Number of pages4
JournalInfection Control and Hospital Epidemiology
Volume35
Issue number10
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 1 2014

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