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.