NHSN State HAI Reports
- States are in different places in the course of their HAI prevention efforts.
- CDC’s National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN) is a critical tool needed for states to do HAI prevention work. Once a state knows where problems lie, they can better assist healthcare facilities in correcting the issue and protecting patients.
- The NHSN State Report provides a state’s standardized infection ratio (SIR), a summary measure used to adjust for the fact that each healthcare facility treats different types of patients.
- Healthcare facilities and states are encouraged to validate, or double-check, their infection data.
Complete SIR Report
State-based HAI Prevention
CDC’s work with state health departments helps improve HAI tracking and prevention by implementing successful prevention strategies state-wide and by monitoring the impact of these strategies across all of the state’s hospitals