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Infection Ratings - Reports Limited to Hospital Infection Prevention

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Hospital Safety for Medicare Patients, Gov't Ratings 2013

Federal Government shows patient safety rates for Hospital Acquired Conditions (HAC), such as Catheter-associated Urinary Tract Infection (CAUTI), hospital falls, foreign object left in after surgery, manifestations of poor glycemic control (signs of uncontrolled blood sugar), the most severe pressure ulcers (bedsores) and vascular catheter-associated infections. They are all serious conditions that some patients get during an inpatient hospital stay. If hospitals follow proper procedures, patients are less likely to get these conditions. Dates are not easy to find, but they will be the most current available. Updated 2013

Hospital Infection Prevention Ratings - State-level  Editor's Pick

Compare hospitals in certain states on how well they prevent infections. Half the states (CA, CO, CT, DE, FL, IL, ME, MD, MA, MN, MO, NH, NJ, NM, NY, OH, OK, OR, PA, RI, SC, TN, VT, VA, WA) produce a report on healthcare infections. Consumers Union (the publisher of Consumer Reports), actively promotes public disclosure of hospital infection rates at stophospitalinfections.org and tracks state laws on infection reporting. Time periods and reports vary

Hospital Leadership Awards to Prevent Infections May 2011

New national awards program recognized 37 hospitals that achieved excellence and notable, sustained improvements in preventing healthcare-associated infections, specifically infections in critical care, ventilator-associated pneumonia and central-line associated bloodstream infections. Sponsored by HHS and CCSC, the Critical Care Societies Collaborative, composed of American Association of Critical-Care Nurses, American College of Chest Physicians, American Thoracic Society and Society of Critical Care Medicine

Alabama Hospital Infections, 2013

Report on healthcare associated infections in AL hospitals for 2011. Grouped by type of infection (catheter associated urinary tract infection (CAUTI), central line-associated blood stream infection (CLABSI), surgical site infection (SSI) associated with colon surgery, and SSI associated with abdominal hysterectomy. Data shown for Birmingham and 6 other regions, along with whether the hospital is better, similar or worse than national average. By Alabama Dept. of Public Health; 50 pages

Colorado Hospital & Ambulatory Surgery Infection Rates 2011 (pdf)

CO Dept. of Public Health (CDPHE) reports 2009-2010 patient infections acquired in health facilities, including hospitals, ambulatory surgery centers, dialysis centers). Infection Rates are compared to national average, on surgical site infections for cardiac bypass, hip replacement, knee replacement surgery, inpatient & outpatient hernia repair, catheter associated bloodstream infections (CLABSI) in adult or neonatal ICU, critical care units & long-term acute care hospitals (LTACHs), and dialysis treatment centers (DTCs). Hospital list starts on page 25 (of 127) in 2011 Annual Report, pub. Jan. 2011

Delaware Central Line Infections - ICU 2009 full year

Eight Delaware hospitals report number of Central Line Associated Bloodstream infections (CLABSI) in ICU and critical care units. AI duPont Hospital for Children and Christiana Care Christiana Hospital were significantly better than national average; Christiana Wilmington Hospital was worse (2009 data). Full report shows influenza vaccination rates among staff, which ranged from 62% to 94% in 2009-10 season. Quarterly updates for 2010 are at the site. DE Health & Social Services DPH, April 2011

Massachusetts Hospital Ratings - Infection Rates

Find employee influenza vaccination rates, and Healthcare Associated Infections (HAI) in Massachusetts Hospitals (2009 2011). The full report (166 pages) shows each hospital, but is unfortunately such a large file size (142 MB) that most consumers are unlikely to wait that long to download it. Excel file option helps a little. Published by Mass. Health and Human Services, Feb. 2012

New York Hospital Infection Rates - 2015 (statewide)

NY State Department of Health reports Hospital-Acquired Infections for colon surgery, cardiac bypass, hip replacement, abdominal hysterectomy (grouped into one Surgical Site Infection score); central line infections and c.diff. Consumer report is just 29 pages. Data for 2015 are risk-adjusted and compared to state average. Summary of each hospital's performance quickly identifies whether hospital reflects typical performance. Red and blue bars on the graphs show the far worse-than-average and far better-than average hospitals. Very easy to read. Published March 2017

Oregon Hospital Infection Ratings, 2010

Compare OR hospitals on healthcare-acquired infection rates for central line infections (CLABSI), surgical site infections for knee replacements and cardiac bypass (CABG), and surgical infection prevention measures (SCIP) for 2009-2010. Individual hospital reports start on PAGE 14; volumes also shown. Must know name of hospital, rather than city only. Report by Oregon Health Authority (oregon.gov), pub. December 2010

South Carolina - Compare Hospital Associated Infection Rates (HAIs)

Find surgical site infection rates at SC hospitals for colon surgery, hysterectomy (abdominal), hip and knee replacements, and heart bypass (CABG), 2016 data. Central line infections in hospital ICUs, c. difficile and MRSA also shown; compare hospitals for one type of infection at a time. Provided by state Department of Health (DHEC)

Tennessee Hospital Infection Ratings (pdf)  Editor's Pick

Tennessee Reports on Healthcare Associated Infections to compare TN hospitals in how well they avoided healthcare associated infections in 2014. Each hospital identified as to whether the same, or significantly better (lower) or worse (higher, shown in red) infection rates. Central Line-Associated blood stream infections (CLABSI), Catheter associated urinary tract infections, surgical site infections for colon surgery or hysterectomy, C.Diff and MRSA infections all shown. Published by Tenn Dept of Health, Oct. 2015

Washington Hospital Infection Rates, 2014

Compare infection rates among Washington's hospitals, for central line infections, surgical site infections (hysterectomy, colon, hip, knee, cardiac surgery) and ventilator-associated pneumonia. Reports by the WA State Dept. of Health. We like the map option. 2014 data

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Hospital Compare - hospitalcompare.hhs.gov (all states) - Hospital star ratings, complications  Editor's Pick

Federal government gives 1 to 5 stars and compares hospital ratings for heart attack (AMI), heart failure, pneumonia, COPD, stroke, and preventing surgery infections and other complications in 2014-2015. Includes death rate comparisons from heart failure, heart attack, pneumonia, and readmission rates. Click on Timely & Effective Care, or Complications. Shows patient satisfaction HCAHPS ratings. Editor's Pick because the government standardized its ratings for all hospitals, and most ratings are based on more than just Medicare patients. Small volume hospitals will not show data for some measures. Be sure to click on Show Graphs. New Overall Star Ratings in 2016 are controversial

National Healthcare Infections from CDC (2016 NHSN Report)

CDC manages the system that tracks healthcare-associated infections. Over 2400 hospitals and others participate in this voluntary reporting system. Only aggregate and academic reports are available to the public at the current time. Look to the far right of the screen to find this report. Report shows progress on device-related infection rates for central lines (CLABSI), urinary catheter-associated UTI, ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP), NICU infections; 2014 data; pub. March 2016

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