Accession Number : AD1040552


Title :   Annual Surveillance Summary: Pseudomonas aeruginosa Infections in the Military Health System (MHS), 2016


Descriptive Note : Technical Report,01 Jan 2016,31 Dec 2016


Corporate Author : NAVY AND MARINE CORPS PUBLIC HEALTH CENTER PORTSMOUTH VA PORTSMOUTH United States


Personal Author(s) : Gierhart,Sarah ; Chukwuma,Uzo


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/1040552.pdf


Report Date : 01 Jun 2017


Pagination or Media Count : 21


Abstract : The EpiData Center Department (EDC) conducts routine surveillance of Pseudomonas aeruginosa incidence and prevalence among all beneficiaries seeking care within the Military Health System (MHS). This report describes demographics, clinical characteristics, prescription practices, and antibiotic resistance patterns observed for P. aeruginosa infections in calendar year (CY) 2016. Multiple data sources were linked to assess descriptive and clinical factors related to P. aeruginosa. Health Level 7 (HL7)-formatted Composite Health Care System (CHCS) microbiology data identified P. aeruginosa infections. These infections were matched to HL7-formatted CHCS pharmacy data to assess prescription practices, the Standard Inpatient Data Record (SIDR) to determine healthcare-associated exposures, Defense Manpower Data Center (DMDC) rosters to determine burden among Department of Defense (DOD) active duty (AD) service members, and the DMDC Contingency Tracking System (CTS) to determine Department of the Navy (DON) deployment-related infections. The overall incidence rate of P. aeruginosa in the MHS beneficiary population decreased and the majority of infections occurred in those over 65 years of age. Regional distribution of infections and drug resistance followed the same trends as in 2015, but with more significant reductions in antibiotic susceptibility. Continued surveillance is recommended.


Descriptors :   Pseudomonas aeruginosa , microbiology , surveillance , military medicine , delivery of health care , infection , MILITARY FACILITIES , health services , Demography , Antibiotics


Subject Categories : Microbiology
      Medicine and Medical Research


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE