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2017 National and State Healthcare-Associated Infections Progress Report Released

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The 2017 National and State Healthcare-Associated Infections (HAI) Progress Report provides a summary of select HAIs across four healthcare settings; acute care hospitals (ACHs), critical access hospitals (CAHs), inpatient rehabilitation facilities (IRFs) and long-term acute care hospitals (LTACHs). Data from CAHs are provided in the detailed technical tables but not in the report itself. The designation of CAH is assigned by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to hospitals that have 25 or fewer acute care inpatient beds and that maintain an annual average length of stay of 96 hours or less for acute care patients. IRFs include hospitals, or part of a hospital, that provide intensive rehabilitation services using an interdisciplinary team approach. LTACHs provide treatment for patients who are generally very sick and stay, on average, more than 25 days. (Note: To view HAI data from individual hospitals, LTACHs and IRFs, visit: CMS Hospital Compare, LTACH Compare, and IRF Compare

The 2017 National and State HAI Progress Report provides data on central line-associated bloodstream infections (CLABSIs), catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CAUTIs), ventilator-associated events (VAEs), surgical site infections (SSIs), methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) bloodstream events, and Clostridioides difficile (C. difficile) events.

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  1. Martina Dolan Post author | March 28, 2019

    Nationally, among acute care hospitals between 2016 and 2017, highlights in the report include:

    About 9% decrease in CLABSIs
    About 5% decrease in CAUTIs
    About 3% decrease in VAEs
    No significant changes in abdominal hysterectomy SSIs
    No significant changes in colon surgery SSIs
    About 8% decrease in MRSA bacteremia
    About 13% decrease in C. difficile infections

    Visit the Patient Safety Atlas to view the latest data in each state:

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