Skip to Content

  • Search

View Additional Section Content

Healthcare-Associated Infections

Healthcare-associated infections, or HAIs, are infections that people get while they are receiving treatment for another condition in a healthcare setting. HAIs can occur in all settings of care, including acute care hospitals, long term acute care hospitals, rehabilitation facilities, surgical centers, cancer hospitals, and skilled nursing facilities. Many of these infections can be prevented through the use of proper procedures and precautions. Below, different HAIs for each hospital are compared to the U.S. benchmark.

Central line-associated bloodstream infections (CLABSI)

Central line-associated bloodstream infections (CLABSI)

No. of Infections Reported
(A)

Central Line Days (CLDs)

Predicted No. Infections
(B)

Standardized Infection Ratio (SIR)
(A/B)


Evaluation

Abington Memorial Hospital

6 6280 13.010 0.461 Better than U.S. National Benchmark

Lansdale Hospital

2 737 1.107 1.807 No Different than U.S. National Benchmark

Standardized infection ratio (SIR) national benchmark = 1.
Lower SIRs are better. A score of (0) – meaning no CLABSIs – is best.

Data collection period: 1/1/2014 through 12/31/2014

Catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CAUTI)

Catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CAUTI

No. of Infections Reported
(A)

Catheter Days

Predicted No. Infections
(B)

Standardized Infection Ratio (SIR)
(A/B)


Evaluation

Abington Memorial Hospital

26 8759 16.465 1.579 Worse than U.S. National Benchmark

Lansdale Hospital

1 1237 1.609 0.622 No Different than U.S. National Benchmark

Standardized infection ratio (SIR) national benchmark = 1.
Lower SIRs are better. A score of (0) – meaning no CAUTIs – is best.

Data collection period: 1/1/2014 through 12/31/2014

Surgical site infections from colon surgery (SSI: Colon)

Surgical site infections from colon surgery (SSI: Colon)

No. of Infections Reported
(A)

Number of Procedures

Predicted No. Infections
(B)

Standardized Infection Ratio (SIR)
(A/B)


Evaluation

Abington Memorial Hospital

5 380 11.629 0.430 Better than U.S. National Benchmark

Lansdale Hospital

1 55 1.682 0.595 No Different than U.S. National Benchmark

Standardized infection ratio (SIR) national benchmark = 1.
Lower SIRs are better. A score of (0) – meaning no SSI: Colons – is best.

Data collection period: 1/1/2014 through 12/31/2014

Surgical site infections from abdominal hysterectomy (SSI: Hysterectomy)

Surgical site infections from abdominal hysterectomy (SSI: Hysterectomy)

No. of Infections Reported
(A)

Number of Procedures

Predicted No. Infections
(B)

Standardized Infection Ratio (SIR)
(A/B)


Evaluation

Abington Memorial Hospital

1 414 3.533 0.283 No Different than U.S. National Benchmark

Lansdale Hospital

0 2 0.011 Not Available * Not Available

Standardized infection ratio (SIR) national benchmark = 1.
Lower SIRs are better. A score of (0) – meaning no SSI: Abdominals – is best.

Data collection period: 1/1/2014 through 12/31/2014

footnotes
* Results cannot be calculated for this reporting period.

Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (or MRSA) Blood Laboratory-identified Events (Bloodstream infections)

Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (or MRSA) Blood Laboratory-identified Events (Bloodstream infections)

No. of Infections Reported
(A)

Number of Patient Days

Predicted No. Infections
(B)

Standardized Infection Ratio (SIR)
(A/B)


Evaluation

Abington Memorial Hospital

4 136791 10.419 0.384 Better than U.S. National Benchmark

Lansdale Hospital

1 20216 1.161 0.862 No Different than U.S. National Benchmark

Standardized infection ratio (SIR) national benchmark = 1.
Lower SIRs are better. A score of (0) – meaning no MRSA infections – is best.

Data collection period: 1/1/2014 through 12/31/2014

Clostridium difficile (or C.diff.) Laboratory-identified Events (Intestinal infections)

Clostridium difficile (or C.diff.) Laboratory-identified Events (Intestinal infections)

No. of Infections Reported
(A)

Number of Patient Days

Predicted No. Infections
(B)

Standardized Infection Ratio (SIR)
(A/B)


Evaluation

Abington Memorial Hospital

79 112019 102.289 0.772 Better than U.S. National Benchmark

Lansdale Hospital

21 20216 12.067 1.740 Worse than U.S. National Benchmark

Standardized infection ratio (SIR) national benchmark = 1.
Lower SIRs are better. A score of (0) – meaning no C.diff infections – is best.

Data collection period: 1/1/2014 through 12/31/2014

Source: The information was provided from Hospital Compare, a quality tool developed by the United States Department of Health and Human Services. You may use the information in Hospital Compare together with the other information you gather about hospitals as you decide where to get hospital services. You may want to contact your health care provider, your State Survey Agency or your state Quality Improvement Organization (QIO) for more information. If you have a complaint about the quality of the medical care you or a loved one received at a hospital, first contact the hospital's patient advocate. Or, contact your state QIO. If you have other complaints about a health care facility, contact your State Survey Agency. Additional information about hospitals may be found on the state websites.