Quarterly Epidemiological Commentary for the Surveillance of Healthcare Associated Infections in Scotland – Methods & Caveats

Publication Date: 07 April 2020

This publication has been produced by ARHAI Scotland, part of NHS National Services Scotland.

This document outlines the methodologies for each of the surveillance programmes that are included in the Quarterly Epidemiological Commentary.

The surveillance systems currently included​ in the commentary are:

  • Clostridioides ​difficile infection (CDI)
  • Escherichia coli bacteraemia (ECB)
  • Staphylococcus aureus bacteraemia (SAB)
  • Surgical Site Infection (SSI)

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