PICNet Annual Surveillance Report for the Fiscal Year 2015/2016 (April 1, 2015 – March 31, 2016)
Population under surveillance
The population under CDI surveillance includes inpatients admitted to BC acute care facilities. This includes patients admitted to the emergency department awaiting placement (e.g. patients admitted to a service who are waiting for a bed), patients in alternative level of care beds, and patients in labour and delivery beds.
Outpatient visits to acute healthcare facilities, patients in extended care beds housed in acute healthcare facilities, patients in psychiatric beds, and short-term emergency room admissions are excluded. Infants under one year of age are also excluded from this surveillance.