In time for Patient Safety Awareness Week, WhyNotTheBest.org has updated and expanded its data on the incidence of central line–associated bloodstream infections (CLABSIs), one of the most lethal hospital-acquired complications. The site now includes standardized infection ratios for some 1,050 U.S. hospitals—showing wide variation in CLABSI incidence, despite strong evidence on how to prevent these infections.
CLABSI data are available on WhyNotTheBest.org through a partnership among The Commonwealth Fund, The Leapfrog Group, and Consumers Union. Click here for information on how to locate hospitals reporting CLABSI data, and here to see a featured report comparing bloodstream infections in hospitals in San Francisco, Denver, and Miami.
The goal of WhyNotTheBest.org is to foster health care quality improvement by promoting transparency and public reporting, and by providing tools and case studies of top performers to aid organizations in their own improvement efforts.