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Annual NH Hospital, ASC HAI Reports Released

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New Hampshire Health and Human Services (DHHS), Division of Public Health Services (DPHS) has released the 2017 Healthcare-Associated Infections (HAI) Hospital Report and the 2017 Healthcare-Associated Infections (HAI) Ambulatory Surgery Center (ASC) Report. DHHS is mandated by law to report data on the occurrence of specific HAIs based on data from the 33 hospitals and 27 ASCs licensed in the State.

The reports also provide data on hospital and ASC compliance with measures that help protect patients from healthcare-associated infections. These data include adherence to infection prevention practices during central line insertions in hospitals, the appropriate use of antimicrobials during surgical procedures in ASC, and influenza vaccination coverage among hospital and ASC healthcare personnel.

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