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Thursday, January 15, 2015

Healthcare-associated Infections (HAI) Progress Report

Healthcare-associated infections (HAI) are a major, yet often preventable, threat to patient safety. The National and State Healthcare-Associated Infections Progress Report expands and provides an update on previous reports detailing progress toward the ultimate goal of eliminating HAIs. Infection data in this report includes central line-associated bloodstream infections (CLABSI), catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CAUTI), select surgical site infections (SSI), hospital-onset Clostridium difficile infections (C. difficile), and hospital-onset methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) bacteremia (bloodstream infections).

HAI Progress Report [PDF - 26 MB]

Learn more: HAI prevention activities map

The HAI Progress Report describes significant reductions reported at the national level in 2013 for nearly all infections. CLABSI and SSI show the greatest reduction, with some progress shown in reducing hospital-onset MRSA bacteremia and hospital-onset C. difficile infections. The Report shows an increase in CAUTI, signaling a strong need for additional prevention efforts.

The HAI Progress Report consists of national and state-by-state summaries of healthcare-associated infections. On the national level, the report found:
A 46 percent decrease in CLABSI between 2008 and 2013
A 19 percent decrease in SSIs related to the 10 select procedures tracked in the report between 2008 and 2013
A 6 percent increase in CAUTI between 2009 and 2013; although initial data from...

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