Infection rates go on MyHospitals
RATES of serious staph blood infections (staphylococcus aureus bacteraemia) at local hospitals will now be published on the MyHospitals website.
Minister for Health and Ageing Nicola Roxon made the announcement yesterday.
"The publication of infection rates caused by these potentially deadly bacteria will drive improved hospital performance," Ms Roxon said.
"Hospital beds are important, but we want people to know what's been hidden under the mattress."
The national benchmark for SAB is no more than two infections per 10,000 occupied bed days for acute care public hospitals.
The MyHospitals website is at www.myhospitals.gov.au.