Alabama Department of Public Health released its 2016 report on healthcare-associated infections in Alabama. Alabama hospitals began reporting four infection measures to the Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH) in 2011: catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CAUTIs), central line-associated bloodstream infections (CLABSIs), and surgical site infections (SSIs) associated with colon surgeries and abdominal hysterectomies. Alabama law requires that hospitals report HAI data through the National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN), a secure internet-based surveillance system maintained by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). This 2016 Annual Report highlights Alabama’s sixth year of reporting infection measure data.
- Healthcare-Associated Infections in Alabama in 2016. Alabama Department of Public Health. November 2017. (PDF)