Wisconsin Issues Central Line-Associated Bloodstream Infections (CLABSI) Report

July 29, 2011

The Wisconsin Division of Public Health (DPH) has issued a new report pertaining to Central Line-Associated Bloodstream Infections (CLABSI) hospital data reported by Wisconsin hospitals.  The report contains CLABSI data for the years 2009 to 2010.

According to a news release issued by DPH, Wisconsin hospitals participating in the state’s voluntary infection prevention project “achieved significant reductions in healthcare-asociated infections (HAIs).”

This is Wisconsin’s first annual HAI report.  It reveals that the state’s Healthcare-Associated Infections Prevention Project saw significant reductions in the occurrence of CLABSIs in reporting hospitals as compared to a national baseline period of 2006 to 2008.

“This is very encouraging news,” said Dr. Henry Anderson, State Health Officer. “Reduction of these serious healthcare-associated infections means patients are safer as they seek medical care in our hospitals. It’s a credit to the hard work of our healthcare partners.”

According to the news release, there are 60 Wisconsin hospitals participating in the program. This number reflects an increase in the number of participating hospitals since the projects inception in 2009.

Click here to access the report “Central Line-Associated Bloodstream Infections in Wisconsin, 2009-2010.

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