New Illinois Data on Clostridium difficile and MRSA Rates Expected

December 10, 2012

The Illinois Hospital Association has issued a memorandum to the Chief Executive Officers of Illinois member hospitals and health systems stating that new hospital-specific data on Clostridium difficile and MRSA rates for the period of January to June 2012 is scheduled to be released soon.

The new data on C. difficile and MRSA rates will be included along with updated surgical site infection data in the state’s Hospital Report Card and Consumer Guide to Healthcare website. ¬†According to the memorandum, the information may be available as early as this week.

Under state law, Illinois hospitals began reporting C. difficile and MRSA laboratory data to the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) through the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Healthcare Safety Network as of January 1, 2012.

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