Received: 25 October 2019
Accepted: 23 January 2020
First Online: 13 February 2020
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: Surveillance of AMU at participating hospitals is considered to be quality improvement and within the mandate of hospital infection prevention and control programs and does not constitute human research. As surveillance did not involve any alteration in patient care and there were no patient identifiers or patient-level data collected, institutional research board approval was not routinely solicited. All data were aggregated with the lowest level of aggregation being at the hospital ward. All data submitted to PHAC were kept strictly confidential.
: Not applicable.
: The authors declare that they have no competing interests.