Blood stream infections are a major cause of death worldwide with a mortality rate of 30%. Blood cultures are the most important tool for their diagnosis and as such the data on blood culture testing unlocks the details of who, what and where the infections are occuring. The data set we have access to for GovHack makes up 90% of all blood cultures in Western Australia. The goal of this project is to map out the incidence of bloodstream infections in Western Australia and regional breakdowns using the blood culture data and ABS statistics.
The best reuse of ‘big data’ or anaytics of multiple data sources. Entries may present insights developed through the use of ‘big data, demonstrate data science capabilities, help others to data mine and understand data from multiple sources; or model data to support informed decisions with changing variables.
Use of a large or complex dataset available through the Western Australian Government's data portal (data.wa.gov.au)