Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus bloodstream infection surveillance: National Healthcare Safety Network's laboratory-identified event reporting versus traditional laboratory-confirmed bloodstream infection surveillance.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

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.

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Cited Authors

  • Baker, AW; Durkin, MJ; Dicks, KV; Lewis, SS; Moehring, RW; Chen, LF; Sexton, DJ; Anderson, DJ

Published Date

  • October 2014

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 35 / 10

Start / End Page

  • 1286 - 1289

PubMed ID

  • 25203183

Pubmed Central ID

  • PMC4224271

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1559-6834

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1086/678071


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States