Commentary on quarterly epidemiological data on Clostridium difficile infection, Escherichia coli bacteraemia, Staphylococcus aureus bacteraemias and Surgical Site infection in Scotland

Publication Date: 03 October 2017

The commentary on quarterly epidemiological data on Clostridium difficile infection (CDI), Escherichia coli bacteraemia (ECB), Staphylococcus aureus bacteraemia (SAB), and Surgical Site Infection (SSI) in Scotland, April to June (Q2 ) 2017, was published 3 October 2017 under the mandatory programmes for surveillance of CDI, ECB, SAB, and SSI in Scotland.

This report provides data for the second quarter of 2017 in 14 NHS boards and one NHS Special Health Board.

This report is now being published under NSS Official Statistics. In addition, a number of changes have been made to the analysis in this report:

  • CDI and SAB now report their cases by healthcare associated infection and community associated infection;
  • The denominators used for CDI and SAB have been aligned with ECB;
  • CDI now only report one age group (15+);
  • SAB no longer split their case by MSSA and MRSA.

The report and an appendix detailing all cases and denominator data for each NHS board and overall for Scotland can be accessed from