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SAB (MRSA/MSSA)

Current National Performance

In the year ending December 2016, the rate of SAB cases across NHSScotland was 0.32 per 1,000 acute occupied bed days.

LDP Standard

NHS Boards' rate of SAB (staphylococcus aureus bacteraemia (including MRSA)) cases are 0.24 or less per 1,000 acute occupied bed days.

SAB (MRSA/MSSA) LDP Standard

Why is this LDP Standard important?

Healthcare Associated Infections (HAIs) are a significant public health threat. The inpatient cost of HAI originating in NHS acute care hospitals was reported to be £137 million in 2013.  Tackling and reducing HAIs is a key priority for the Scottish Government and NHSScotland in terms of the safety and well-being of patients, staff and the public.

This LDP standard provides professional and clinical guidance in reducing Healthcare Associated Infection (HAI) in hospitals and other settings ensuring safe and effective care, evolving services in line with the 2020 vision, and systems as well as maximising healthcare outcomes for patients.

Reference:  Health Protection Scotland - Healthcare Associated Infection Annual Report 2013

http://www.documents.hps.scot.nhs.uk/hai/annual-report/healthcare-associated-infection-annual-report-2013.pdf

How are we performing?

The standard is to maintain an infection rate of SAB cases of 0.24 or less per 1,000 acute occupied bed days.

For the year ending December 2016, the rate of SAB cases across NHSScotland was 0.32 per 1,000 acute occupied bed days.

The graph below shows national performance on the SAB standard since year ending December 2014.

Dec 16 SAB

NHS Board level performance is shown for the most recent time period in the table below.

The table below shows the rate of SAB cases per 1,000 acute occupied bed days, by NHS Board, for year ending December 2016. Small changes in the number of SAB cases in NHS Orkney, NHS Shetland and NHS Western Isles may significantly affect their rates in the table below.

NHS Board

Year ending December 2016

NHS AYRSHIRE & ARRAN

0.27

NHS BORDERS

0.34

NHS DUMFRIES & GALLOWAY

0.21

NHS FIFE

0.34

NHS FORTH VALLEY

0.37

NHS GRAMPIAN

0.30

NHS GREATER GLASGOW & CLYDE

0.31

NHS HIGHLAND

0.30

NHS LANARKSHIRE

0.38

NHS LOTHIAN

0.32

NHS ORKNEY

0.45

NHS SHETLAND

1.03

NHS TAYSIDE

0.42

NHS WESTERN ISLES

0.32

NHS NATIONAL WAITING TIMES CENTRE

0.18

NHSSCOTLAND

0.32

Source: Health Protection Scotland

 

Further Information

Healthcare Associated Infections

Staphylococcus aureus bacteraemias - quarterly report

Related National Outcomes