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New York Hospital Infection Rates – 2019 (statewide)

NY State Department of Health reports Hospital-Acquired Infections for colon surgery, cardiac bypass, hip replacement, abdominal hysterectomy; central line (CLABSI) infections, c.difficile and CRE infections. Consumer report is just 24 pages. Part 2 Technical Report shows more detail on infections for each hospital. Statewide, the New York hospital colon infection rate improved by 27% from 2015 to 2018. Catheter infections improved by 24-25%; hospital c. diff. infection rate decreased by 35% from 2015 to 2018. Data for 2018 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 November 2019

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