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www.healthcareitnews.com/news/hospital-acquired-infections...

Just in December, CMS announced that 721 hospitals nationwide were going to be penalized for their high rates of hospital-acquired conditions. Here is a map and searchable list for hospitals who scored worse than the national average on different infection metrics.

www.cdc.gov/nhsn/acute-care-hospital/index.html

Tracking Infections in Acute Care Hospitals/Facilities ... Compare rates to CDC’s national data, Participate in state or national HAI prevention collaboratives, ... Enrollment for Long-term Acute Care Hospitals/Facilities. Set-up; Enrollment for Inpatient Rehabilitation Facilities.

www.health.ny.gov/.../hospital/hospital_acquired_infections

Hospital-Acquired Infection (HAI) Rates in New York State Hospitals Hospital-acquired infections (HAIs) are infections that patients can get as a result of receiving treatment in a hospital. HAIs are a significant cause of morbidity and mortality, affecting about one in 25 hospital patients on any given day.

www.medicinenet.com/script/main/art.asp?articlekey=117447

Whether hospitals participate in the program influences their reimbursements from Medicare. The authors of the new study wanted to know if the "reported rates of adherence of actually doing these things [the six infection-control quality measures] were actually associated with a decreased risk of infection," Stulberg said.

www.leapfroggroup.org/news-events/new-data-shows-infection-rates...

Infection rates vary by state of residence, choice of hospital and metropolitan area – On average, New Hampshire had the safest hospitals, with 67 percent reporting a CLABSI rate of zero.

www.consumerreports.org/cro/2012/12/deadly-infections/...

The first step in preventing hospital infections is using our Hospital Ratings to see whether hospitals in your area have made their infection rates public and, if so, trying to choose one with ...

www.webmd.com/a-to-z-guides/news/20000302/hospital...

March 2, 2000 (Atlanta) -- The rate of infections that patients get in many hospitals' intensive care units (ICUs) in the U.S. has fallen significantly in the last 10 years, according to the CDC.

www.hospitalsafetygrade.org

The Hospital Safety Grade scores hospitals on how safe they keep their patients from errors, injuries, accidents, and infections. You have a 1 in 25 chance of leaving the hospital with a new infection.

www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/having-surgery-website...

For the first time, infection rates for several common surgical procedures at hospitals across the state are publicly available on a new website, as mandated by a state law passed in 2007.

www.ldh.la.gov/.../presentations/NosocomialInfectionRates.pdf

Hospital Wide Rates • Hospital wide nosocomial infection rate /100 Admissions for a given period: month, quarter, year. = Number of nosocomial infections *100 Number of patients admitted In this rate a patient with 2 infections is counted twice