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Table 2 Summary of vignettes and responses (responses in bold indicate correct response)

From: Differences in identifying healthcare associated infections using clinical vignettes and the influence of respondent characteristics: a cross-sectional survey of Australian infection prevention staff

Vignette summary (n = responses) Response options Response rate (95 % CI)
1) CABGS patient with 2 SSI and 3 incisions (n = 23) 1 SSI from 1 procedure 17 % (5–39 %)
2 SSI from 1 procedure 74 % (52–90 %)
2 SSI from 3 procedures 9 % (1–28 %)
2) Straightforward SSI following hip replacement (n = 81) Yes SSI 100 % (96–100 %) a
No SSI 0 %
3) SSI following bowel resection with collection requiring surgical drainage (n = 81) Organ space SSI 72 % (60–81 %)
Deep SSI 28 % (19–40 %)
4) Presentation with infected leg ulcer with subsequent SAB during admission (n = 84) Yes HAI SAB 53 % (42–64 %)
No HAI SAB 47 % (36–58 %)
5) CLABSI if applying pre 2008 NHSN criteria 2b (n = 57) Yes CLABSI 25 % (14–38 %)
No CLABSI 75 % (62–86 %)
6) ICU attributable CLABSI (n = 56) Yes CLABSI 63 % (49–75 %)
No CLABSI 38 % (25–51 %)
7) CLABSI if using 2 calendar days but not 48 h (n = 55) Yes CLABSI 60 % (46–73 %)
No CLABSI 40 % (27–54 %)
  1. 95 % CI 95 % Confidence Intervals, CABGS Coronary artery bypass surgery, SSI Surgical site infection, HAI Healthcare associated infection, SAB Staphylococcus aureus bloostream bacteraemia, CLABSI Central line associated bloodstream infection
  2. aExact 95 % confidence interval