California Public Health Department Releases HAI Data

The California Department of Public Health released several reports on healthcare-associated infection data for 2011.


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The reports include data for central-line associated bloodstream infections, MRSA and surgical site infections. Key takeaways include the following:

•    CLABSI decreased by 10 percent from 2010 to 2011.
•    MRSA infection rates decreased or remained the same among seven kinds of hospitals: community, major teaching, pediatric, long term acute care, rehabilitation, critical access and prison. However, the average rate among 22 long-term care hospitals increased.
•    This is the first calendar year report for surgical site infections, but preliminary data shows 193 of 342 hospitals had a risk-adjusted standardized infection ratio for at least one surgical procedure.

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