Infections in Australian Aged-Care Facilities: Evaluating the Impact of Revised McGeer Criteria for Surveillance of Urinary Tract Infections
Noleen J Bennett, Sandra A Johnson, Michael J Richards, Mary A Smith, Leon J Worth
INFECTION CONTROL AND HOSPITAL EPIDEMIOLOGY | CAMBRIDGE UNIV PRESS | Published : 2016
Our survey of 112 Australian aged-care facilities demonstrated the prevalence of healthcare-associated infections to be 2.9%. Urinary tract infections (UTIs) defined by McGeer criteria comprised 35% of all clinically defined UTIs. To estimate the infection burden in these facilities where microbiologic testing is not routine, modified surveillance criteria for UTIs are necessary.
The VICNISS Coordinating Centre is funded by the Victorian Department of Health.