NHSN Data Validation

Internal Validation: Active efforts by a reporting facility to assure completeness and accuracy of NHSN data.

External Validation: Survey and audit process by external agency to assure quality of NHSN surveillance and reporting.

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External Validation Toolkits - by Year

The NHSN External Validation Toolkits have dedicated resources to help state health departments and healthcare facility staff validate  Healthcare Associated Infection (HAI) data reported to NHSN. The year selections above contain resources for HAI data reported to NHSN for the year specified.