14 Feb 2013 | Infection Prevention & Control
Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) is an important focus for New Zealand’s health care sector.
Healthcare associated infections, such as Central Line Associated Bacteraemia (CLAB), contribute to poor patient safety outcomes and additional costs to the health sector. Measuring rates of healthcare associated infections and the implementation of efforts to reduce those infections provides useful information on health care quality and safety for policy makers, health service managers and clinicians.
This report presents findings based on data collected from District Health Boards from January to July 2012 on both the number of CLAB events as well as compliance with CLAB insertion and maintenance bundles.