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Infectious Diseases Society of AmericaThomas Kimtkim@idsociety.org
Percentage of patients with a positive blood culture for Staphylococcus aureus bacteremia during or at the time of an inpatient hospital admission who received at least one set of follow-up blood cultures within 48-96 hours after initial confirmatory Staphylococcus aureus blood culture
Patients who have a blood culture obtained at the time of or during an inpatient hospital admission reported positive for Staphylococcus aureus bacteremia and have at least one additional blood culture performed 48-96 hours after this blood culture is obtained
All patients who have a positive blood culture that is obtained at the time of or during an inpatient hospital admission reported positive for Staphylococcus aureus
ProcessHospital/Acute Care Facility18-64 years, >64 yearsFacility, ClinicianAdministrative Claims, Electronic Clinical Data, Paper Medical RecordsPartially specifiedNoQuality improvement (QI), QI with benchmarking, Public reporting, Payment
There may be challenges with respect to the ability for hosptials/physicians to extract lab results and administered medications, depending on the sophistication of the Electronic Healh Record.
Yes
  
Infectious Diseases Society of AmericaThomas Kimtkim@idsociety.org
Percentage of patients 18 years and older with one or more blood cultures positive for Staphylococcus aureus who receive 14 days or more of anti-staphylococcal antimicrobial therapy
All hospitalized patients of 18 years age and older with one or more blood cultures positive for Staphylococcus aureus receiving 14 days or more of an anti-staphylococcal antimicrobial or patients who are started on anti-staphylococcal antimicrobial therapy in the hospital and discharged on continued therapy if discharged before 14 days
All hospitalized patients of 18 years of age and older with one or more blood cultures positive for Staphylococcus aureus
ProcessHospital/Acute Care Facility18-64 years, >64 yearsFacilityAdministrative Claims, Paper Medical Records, Electronic Clinical DataPartially specifiedNoQuality improvement (QI), QI with benchmarking, Payment, Public reporting
There may be challenges with respect to the ability for hosptials/physicians to extract lab results and administered medications, depending on the sophistication of the Electronic Healh Record.  As well, many patients are discharged from the inpatient setting and finish their therapy in the outpatient setting so EHR linkage across this transition may be challenging.
Yes
  
Infectious Diseases Society of AmericaThomas Kimtkim@idsociety.org
Percentage of patients with MSSA bacteremia who received beta-lactam antibiotic (e.g. nafcillin or cefazolin) as definitive therapy
All hospitalized patients with MSSA bacteremia who are treated with a beta-lactam antibiotic (e.g. nafcillin or cefazolin) as definitive therapy
All hospitalized patients with MSSA bacteremia
ProcessHospital/Acute Care Facility18-64 years, >64 yearsFacilityAdministrative Claims, Electronic Clinical Data, Paper Medical RecordsPartially specifiedNoQuality improvement (QI), QI with benchmarking, Payment, Public reporting
There may be challenges with respect to the ability for hosptials/physicians to extract lab results and administered medications, depending on the sophistication of the Electronic Healh Record.
Yes