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Health Indicator Report of Health Care-Associated Infections

Surgical care infections account for 17% of all healthcare-associated infections in hospitals and are the second most common type of medical error occurring in hospitalized patients.[1]

Data Source

New Jersey Healthcare-Associated Infections submitted through the National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN)

Data Interpretation Issues

A standardized infection ratio (SIR) lower than 1.0 means the actual number is lower than expected. A standardized infection ratio (SIR) higher than 1.0 means the actual number is greater than expected.

Definition

Infections that are acquired in a health care setting, as measured by a standardized infection ratio (SIR)

Numerator

Total number of "observed" or actual infections

Denominator

Total number of "expected" infections (derived from the national baseline)

Healthy People Objective: Reduce central line-associated bloodstream infections (CLABSI)

U.S. Target: 0.25 SIR or 75 percent reduction
State Target: 0.50 SIR

Other Objectives

Healthy New Jersey 2020 HAI-1: Reduce central line blood related infections (CLASBI) to 0.50 SIR. HAI-2: Reduce catheter associated urinary tract infections (CAUTI) to 0.75 SIR. HAI-3: Reduce Clostridium difficile/Multidrug-Resistant Organism (CDIFF/MDRO) infections to 0.90 SIR. HAI-4: Reduce surgical site infections in coronary artery bypass grafts (CABGs) in hospitals to 0.70 SIR. HAI-5: Reduce surgical site infections in abdominal hysterectomies in hospitals to 0.80 SIR. HAI-6: Reduce surgical site infections in knee arthroplasties in hospitals to 0.70 SIR. HAI-7: Reduce surgical site infections in knee arthroplasties in ambulatory surgery centers to 0.70 SIR. HAI-8: Reduce surgical site infections in laminectomies in ambulatory surgery centers to 0.80 SIR. HAI-9: Reduce surgical site infections in breast surgery in ambulatory surgery centers to 0.90 SIR.
Page Content Updated On 03/15/2016, Published on 10/14/2016
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