Improving the management of enterococcal bacteraemia and prevention of vancomycin-resistant enterococci transmission in the Australian hospital setting

2017-08-07T00:21:50Z (GMT) by LOO YEE CHEAH
This thesis addressed important knowledge gaps about the management of patients with bloodstream infection due to bacteria called enterococci and prevention of vancomycin-resistant enterococci spread in the Australian hospital setting. The thesis identified factors linked to the development and outcomes (for example, death in hospital, length of stay, hospitalisation costs) of vancomycin-resistant and -susceptible enterococci bloodstream infection. This thesis provided information on the effectiveness of infection control strategies to prevent VRE spread in a cancer ward. Information generated will assist healthcare practitioners to optimise the management of patients with bloodstream infection due to enterococci and prevention of vancomycin-resistant enterococci spread.