How Do NH Hospitals Measure Up in Avoiding Infections?

The Center for Disease Control (CDC) recently released national and state-by-state progress reports on the efforts by healthcare facilities to eliminate Healthcare Associated Infections (HAIs).

The report highlights the six most common 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 infections
When compared to the national baseline, New Hampshire hospitals show significantly lower infections (reports use 2013 data). However, compared to 2012 state level data, NH showed an increase in surgical site infections (SSIs) — a 40% increase in SSIs related to abdominal hysterectomies and a 13% increase in SSIs related to colon surgery.

View NH Fact Sheet on Hospital Infections

For more detailed information, download the New Hampshire Fact Sheet.

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