Annual Surveillance Summary: Pseudomonas aeruginosa Infections in the Military Health System (MHS), 2016
Technical Report,01 Jan 2016,31 Dec 2016
NAVY AND MARINE CORPS PUBLIC HEALTH CENTER PORTSMOUTH VA PORTSMOUTH United States
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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.
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