Pennsylvania Issues New HAI Report, Shows Declines in Infections

November 29, 2012

The Pennsylvania Department of Health has released its annual 2011 healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) report showing a decrease in the overall number and rate of HAIs acquired by patients while receiving medical care.

The report contains data for three hospital performance benchmarks: catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CAUTI), central line-associated blood stream infections (CLABSI), and six different types of surgical site infections (SSIs).

The report’s findings show infections overall decreased more than 3 percent. Each of the three benchmark categories showed between 4 and 10 percent decreases in infections.

The 2011 annual report, press release, and other related documents can be found by visiting the Pennsylvania Department of Health, Healthcare Associated Infection Prevention webpage.

Photo credit: Pennsylvania Department of Health.

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