Table 3

Estimated number of Queensland patients with MROs and deaths from sepsis

20212022202320242025
Number of annual hospitalisations1 639 8881 639 8881 639 8881 639 8881 639 888
Number of HAIs162 349162 349162 349162 349162 349
Number of HAIs from MROs of interest58 14158 14158 14158 14158 141
Number of patients infected with MROs*
 MRSA32233290335734243491
 ESBL Escherichia coli 752881100911381267
 VRE35513288302527622499
 ESBL Klebsiellapneumoniae 292364435507578
 CPE128128128128128
 CRAB5757575757
 Total MROs of concern80038008801280178021
Total number of patients colonised with MROs89 53684 80180 06775 33270 598
Total number of patients expected with infections/colonisations97 53992 80988 07983 34978 619
Deaths from sepsis20321982193218811831
  • *Adjusted for change in drug resistance rate.

  • CPE, carbapenemase-producing Enterobacterales; CRAB, carbapenem-resistant Acinetobacter baumannii; ESBL, extended spectrum beta-lactamases; HAI, healthcare-associated infection; MRO, multidrug-resistant organism; MRSA, methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus; VRE, vancomycin-resistant enterococci.