ANZICS together with the Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Healthcare  have developed a Central Line Associated Blood Stream Infection (CLABSI) Reporting System  to facilitate accurate and consistent CLABSI measurement, with timely reporting to clinicians and benchmarking opportunities.  The goal is to decrease Australian ICU CLABSI to <1/1000 line days.

In its reporting, the Alfred's ICU is again identified as a good outlier, with a rate well below target. The ICU had 286 days without a CLABSI.  
A huge amount of work sits behind this excellent result.  It is hard to believe that in 2004, the CLABSI rate was 24/1000 central venous catheter days.
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