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Infection Ratings - Reports Limited to Hospital Infection Prevention

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Alabama Hospital Infections, 2015

Report on healthcare associated infections in AL hospitals for 2015. 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. Hospital-specific 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 2017

CO Dept. of Public Health (CDPHE) reports patient infections in health facilities, including hospitals, ambulatory surgery centers, dialysis centers. Infection Rates are compared to national average, on surgical site infections for cardiac,colon, breast, hip replacement, knee replacement surgery, outpatient hernia repair, hysterectomy, catheter associated bloodstream infections (CLABSI) in adult or neonatal ICU, critical care units & long-term acute care hospitals (LTACHs), and dialysis treatment centers (DTCs). If a facility is significantly better or worse, it's highlighted. 2016 data

Delaware Hospital Infections - 2017

Eight Delaware hospitals report numbers of six types of infections every quarter. Actual infections are compared to predicted. See the Annual Report (2015 is latest available) to view whether a hospital is better or worse than average. AI duPont Hospital for Children and Christiana Care Christiana Hospital were significantly better than national average for CLABSI; Christiana, Milford and Wilmington Hospitals were worse for Colon Surgery infections. Beebe worse for C.Diff; Christiana and Nanticoke worse for MRSA. Quarterly updates for 2017 are at the site. Staff influenza vaccination rates also shown; two hospitals did not meet 90% goal. DE Health & Social Services DHSS, 2017

Hospital Infection Prevention Ratings - State-level

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 SafePatientProject.org and tracks state laws on infection reporting. Time periods and reports vary.

Hospital Program of Distinction to Prevent Infections

The Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology has launched a new national recognition program for acute care hospitals who meet standards in preventing infections. Vanderbilt has been recognized. (APIC) is the leading professional association for infection preventionists

Massachusetts Hospital Ratings - Infection Rates

Find employee influenza vaccination rates, and Healthcare Associated Infections (HAI) in Massachusetts Hospitals (2016). Excel file shows each hospital by name, although is not user-friendly to the general public. Published by Mass. Health and Human Services, Sept. 2017

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, 2016

Compare OR hospitals on healthcare-acquired infection rates in 2016 for central line infections (CLABSI), surgical site infections for cardiac bypass (CABG), colon, abdominal hysterectomy, hip prosthesis, knee (replacement) prosthesis, and laminectomy. Individual hospital reports (volumes and infections) are shown in the table if you are able to navigate this complex presentation. Must know name of hospital. Report by Health and Human Services (oregon.gov), pub. 2017

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 - at medicare.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, hip & knee, preventing surgery infections, timeliness of Emergency (ER) dept., use of medical imaging in 2016 to 2017. Includes death rate comparisons from heart failure, heart attack, pneumonia, COPD, stroke, CABG; and return to hospital (readmission) rates. Click on Timely & Effective Care, or Complications. Shows 2016 volume and patient satisfaction HCAHPS ratings from 2016-2017. Some info on colonoscopies and cataracts. Editor's Pick because the government standardized broad ratings for all hospitals, and most ratings are based on more than just Medicare patients. However, it is still complicated. Small volume hospitals will not show data for some measures. Be sure to click on Show Graphs or View More Details. Today's stars may reflect older data than shown at the website. Read the fine print

Mass. Hospital Ratings - PatientCareLink.org

Compare hospitals (one hospital per report) on safety measures, readmission rates, deaths (survival rate) and different types of infections at this site sponsored by the MA Health & Hospital Association, along with support from the Nurse Leaders of MA, RI, NH, CT and VT (ONL) and others. Conditions included: pressure ulcers, patient falls, heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia, stroke, blot clot prevention, COPD, hip and knee replacement surgery, and common types of infections for all patients. Data presented through 2016.

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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