CDC publishes annual HAI progress report

2019-03-26 |

CDC published the 2017 National and State HAI Progress Report. Nationally, among acute care hospitals between 2016 and 2017, key findings include:
About 9% decrease in CLABSIs
About 5% decrease in CAUTIs
About 3% decrease in VAEs 
No significant changes in abdominal hysterectomy SSIs
No significant changes in colon surgery SSIs
About 8% decrease in MRSA bacteremia 
About 13% decrease in C. difficile infections 
National and state-specific reports can be found in the CDC Patient Safety Atlas.