Journal article

Australian Staphylococcus aureus Sepsis Outcome Programme annual report, 2013.

Geoffrey W Coombs, Graeme R Nimmo, Denise A Daly, Tam T Le, Julie C Pearson, Hui-Leen Tan, James O Robinson, Peter J Collignon, Mary-Louise McLaws, John D Turnidge, undefined Australian Group on Antimicrobial Resistance

Communicable Diseases Intelligence | Published : 2014


From 1 January to 31 December 2013, around Australia 26 institutions around Australia participated in the Australian Staphylococcal Sepsis Outcome Programme (ASSOP). The aim of ASSOP 2013 was to determine the proportion of Staphylococcus aureus bacteraemia (SAB) isolates in Australia that are antimicrobial resistant, (with particular emphasis on susceptibility to methicillin) and to characterise the molecular epidemiology of the isolates. Overall 19.1% of the 2,010 SAB episodes were methicillin resistant, which is significantly higher than that reported in most European countries. Although the SAB 30-day all cause mortality appears to be decreasing in Australia, methicillin-resistant SAB ass..

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