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Q. Are pre-ICU admission bacteraemia cases excluded from the data analysis?

The ICU Quarterly Report data analysis examines a number of metrics, including rates of all bloodstream infections as well as rates of ICU-associated bloodstream infections only, amongst others. Hence, some metrics do include cases of pre-ICU bacteraemia, and it will always be clearly stated if the metric is restricted to ICU-associated cases only. Please refer to the latest Aggregated Quarterly Reports for an example of the metrics we produce. Please also refer to the Analysis Method and Caveats for Quarterly Reports for further details of how the data analysis is carried out.