DPH: Healthcare Associated Infections (HAIs) Data, Reports, and Publications

Healthcare Associated Infections (HAIs) Data, Reports, and Publications

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Under state law (CGS, Section 19a-490, n-o), Connecticut healthcare facilities must report their incidence of certain healthcare associated infections (HAIs) to the Connecticut Department of Public Health (CTDPH). 

For definitions of the different types of HAIs, please click here.

How do Healthcare Facilities Report?

Healthcare facilities report their HAI data to the CTDPH using the National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN).  NHSN is a United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) computerized system for tracking HAIs. The NHSN allows healthcare facilities to submit their data through the internet in a secure manner that protects the confidentiality of patients and also provides the guidelines that facilites use to identify HAIs. Through NHSN, healthcare facilities can compare their results against national data to see how well they are doing. 

Acute Care Hospitals Data

HAI data, along with other data on adverse events that happen in healthcare facilities, is also reported to the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services (CMS), and posted on their Hospital Compare website.
 
Interpreting the Data and the SIR

Legislative Reports                                                                         

Under state law (CGS, Section 19a-490, n-o), the Connecticut Department of Public Health is required to submit a report to the Connecticut General Assembly on the information collected through the mandatory reporting system on HAIs. 

Publications

Validation of the surveillance and reporting of central line-associated bloodstream infection denominator data. Backman LA, Nobert G, Melchreit R, et. al. Am J Infect Control. 2014 Jan;42(1):28-33. doi: 10.1016/j.ajic.2013.06.014. Epub 2013 Oct 29.

 

Validation of the surveillance and reporting of central line-associated bloodstream infection data to a state health department. Backman LA, Melchreit R, Rodriguez R. Am J Infect Control. 2010.

 

 





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