Clinical and Economic Outcomes of using Whole Genome Sequencing to Contain a Serious Bacterial Outbreak

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Clinical and Economic Outcomes of using Whole Genome Sequencing to Contain a Serious Bacterial Outbreak

Seminar Room 515
207 Bouverie Street

Parkville campus

207 Bouverie Street

Booking not required

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Centre for Health Policy

There are around 165 000 hospital-acquired infections in Australia. Whole genome sequencing (WGS) of pathogens can quickly confirm suspected cases of infectious disease, discriminate between strains and classify novel pathogens. The goal of the economic evaluation that will be described in this seminar was to understand the role of WGS in managing patients exposed to a serious bacterial outbreak that occurred at the Princess Alexandra Hospital.

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