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Staphylococcus aureus bacteraemia in Australian public hospitals 2014–15: Australian hospital statistics

In 2014–15, 1,490 cases of hospital-associated Staphylococcus aureus bacteraemia (SAB) were reported in Australian public hospitals. The national rate of SAB in public hospitals was 0.77 cases per 10,000 days of patient care, and all states and territories had rates below the national benchmark of 2.0 cases per 10,000 days of patient care. Between 2010–11 and 2014–15, rates of SAB decreased from 1.10 cases to 0.77 cases per 10,000 days of patient care.

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