Hospital-Acquired Infections

The hospital-acquired infection measures included on the Leapfrog Hospital Survey are developed and used by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and its National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN). Uniquely, Leapfrog reports hospital infection rates by individual facility rather than at the system-wide level in order to provide patients with better and more relevant information on how well the hospital they choose for care prevents infections. The five infection measures on the Survey include:

  • Central Line-Associated Blood Stream Infections (CLABSI)
  • Catheter-Associated Urinary Tract Infections (CAUTI)
  • Inpatient Hospital-onset Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) Bacteremia

  • Inpatient Hospital-onset Clostridium difficile Infection (C. Diff)

  • Surgical Site Infection: Major Colon Surgery (SSI: Colon)

Patients can search for how well their hospital is doing at preventing hospital-acquired infections on the Compare Hospitals page.

Rates of CLABSI and CAUTI in the ICU remain alarmingly high.

Check out our report of hospital infection rates

 

 

 

 

 

 

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