Announcement: State-Specific Health-Care--Associated Infections Summary Data Report
CDC's Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion has published the first state-specific health-care--associated infections (HAIs) summary data report. This report includes data reported by health-care facilities to CDC's National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN), a public health surveillance system that serves as a mainstay of HAI monitoring and prevention programs.
This initial report presents state-specific data for central line--associated bloodstream infections (CLABSIs) in states requiring facilities to report CLABSIs through NHSN, and overall national data. The standardized infection ratio is used to compare data reported to NHSN from January--June 2009 with the national NHSN data from 2006--2008. This report provides baseline measurements that can guide state prevention activities. In addition, this report represents a first step in monitoring national progress toward the CLABSI prevention goals in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Action Plan to Prevent Healthcare-Associated Infections. The full CDC report is available at http://www.cdc.gov/hai/statesummary.html.
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