Current HAI data reports are available on this page. For previous HAI reports, please visit the Data Archive page.
From The Impact of COVID-19 on HAI Incidence in 2020
- Impact of COVID-19 on HAIs in 2020: A summary of data reported to NHSN
Presents a comparison between 2019 and 2020 national and state quarterly standardized infection ratios (SIRs) for central line-associated bloodstream infection (CLABSI), catheter-associated urinary tract infection (CAUTI), ventilator-associated events (VAE), surgical site infection (SSI), methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) bacteremia LabID, and Clostridioides difficile infection (CDI) LabID from acute care hospitals.
From the National and State Healthcare-Associated Infections Progress Report
- At the national level, among acute care hospitals there was about 4-18% statistically significant decrease in CLABSI, CAUTI, SSI following colon surgeries and hospital onset C. difficile infections between 2018 and 2019, and there was no significant change in SSI following abdominal hysterectomies or hospital onset MRSA bacteremia. There was about 2% increase in VAEs between 2018 and 2019.
- Highlights of 2019 state performance compared to the 2015 national baseline SIR of 1:
- 51 states performed better on at least two infection types
- 2 states performed worse on at least two infection types
See: Current HAI Progress Report for more information about national and state-level HAI data, measured using the standardized infection ratio (SIR).
From the HAI Hospital Prevalence Survey
- On any given day, about 1 in 31 hospital patients has at least one healthcare-associated infection. Patients in the 2015 HAI Hospital Prevalence survey were at least 16% less likely than patients in the 2011 survey to have an HAI.
- 3% of hospitalized patients in the 2015 survey had one or more HAI.
- There were an estimated 687,000 HAIs in U.S. acute care hospitals in 2015. About 72,000 hospital patients with HAIs died during their hospitalizations.
The Antibiotic Resistance & Patient Safety Portal (AR&PSP) is an interactive web-based application that was created to innovatively display data collected through CDC’s National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN) and other sources. It offers enhanced data visualizations through 4 main components:
- Antibiotic Resistance – with data from NHSN and the AR Lab Network
- Antibiotic Use and Stewardship – with data from NHSN (Antibiotic Stewardship) and Xponent database from Quintiles IMS (Antibiotic Use)
- Healthcare-Associated Infections – data display for the National and State Healthcare-Associated Infections Progress Report
- Geographic Location – for the nation and a state, view HAI data, AR data, and Antibiotic Stewardship data together on one page
The EIP HAIC has published the following current data reports:
- Current HAI Hospital Prevalence Survey: Changes in the prevalence of healthcare-associated infections in U.S. hospitalsexternal icon
- See also: HAI and Antibiotic Use Prevalence Survey
- 2018 Annual Report for the Emerging Infections Program for C. difficile Infection
- See also: C. difficile Infection (CDI) Tracking
- Multi-site Gram-negative Surveillance Initiative
- Invasive Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA/MSSA) Infection Tracking