PA Hospital Quality and Patient Safety Report Shows Significant Progress

January 21, 2013

A new report issued by The Hospital & Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvania (HAP) indicates Pennsylvania’s hospitals are making significant process in reducing and eliminating infections, preventable readmissions, and patient harm.

The report, Pennsylvania Hospital Quality: Achieving More Together, provides an overview of the quality and patient safety initiatives of hospitals across the commonwealth.

Key findings related to healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) noted in the HAP report include:

  • The number of central line-associated bloodstream infections has declined by 44 percent between 2008 and 2010.
  • The number of catheter-associated urinary tract infections has declined 36 percent between 2008 and 2011.
  • Hospital employee influenza vaccination rates have improved, with hospitals achieving an overall vaccination rate of 72 percent during the 2011-2012 influenza season.

Click here to read a press release about the report issued by HAP.

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