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mandatory surveillance


Definition A requirement by the UK Department of Health that certain infections, especially if blood borne, must be reported to the National Mandatory Surveillance System and actively monitored by the reporting acute hospital trust:

Organisms under mandatory surveillance

• Meticillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus bacteraemia–MRSA

• Meticillin-sensitive Staphylococcus aureus–MSSA

• Clostridium difficile or C difficile toxins A or B from any site

• Escherichia coli bacteraemia 

Synonym Mandatory Surveillance of Healthcare-associated Infection 

References J Wilson et al, J Hosp Infect. 2011 Jul 15


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