How Safe Are Rhode Island Hospitals?

CDC Healthcare Associated Infections Progress Report

The Center for Disease Control (CDC) has released a national and state-by-state progress report on how hospitals and other healthcare facilities are performing in their efforts to eliminate Healthcare Associated Infections (HAIs).

The report highlights six infection types:
  • Central line-associated bloodstream infections (CLABSI)
  • Catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CAUTI)
  • Surgical site infections (SSI) - Abdominal Hysterectomy
  • Surgical site infections (SSI) - Colon Surgery
  • MRSA Bacteremia - Laboratory identified hospital-onset bloodstream infections
  • C. difficile - Laboratory identified hospital-onset c. difficile infections

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Compared to the national baseline, Rhode Island hospitals showed mixed progress reporting a  decrease in surgical site infections related to abdominal hysterectomies, while showing an increase in catheter-associated urinary tract infections.

For full details download the Rhode Island Fact Sheet.

See also:

Full 2013 HAI Progress Report

HAIs and prevention activities in Rhode Island

Rhode Island validation efforts

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