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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) in ICUs and select wards

Central line-associated bloodstream infections (CLABSI) in ICUs and select wards

No. of Infections Reported
(A)

Central Line Days (CLDs)

Predicted No. Infections
(B)

Standardized Infection Ratio (SIR)
(A/B)


Evaluation

Abington Memorial Hospital

2 3677 6.639 0.301 Better than U.S. National Benchmark

Lansdale Hospital

Not Available Not Available Not Available Not
Available *
Not
Available *

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

* Results cannot be calculated for this reporting period.

Data collection period: 1/1/2015 through 3/31/2015

Central line-associated bloodstream infections (CLABSI) in ICUs only

Central line-associated bloodstream infections (CLABSI) in ICUs only

No. of Infections Reported
(A)

Central Line Days (CLDs)

Predicted No. Infections
(B)

Standardized Infection Ratio (SIR)
(A/B)


Evaluation

Abington Memorial Hospital

7 6103 13.688 0.511 No Different than U.S. National Benchmark

Lansdale Hospital

0 666 1.000 0.000 * 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.

* The lower limit of the confidence interval cannot be calculated if the number of observed infections equals zero.

Data collection period: 4/1/2014 through 3/31/2015

 

Catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CAUTI) in ICUs and select wards

Catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CAUTI) in ICUs and select wards

No. of Infections Reported
(A)

Catheter Days

Predicted No. Infections
(B)

Standardized Infection Ratio (SIR)
(A/B)


Evaluation

Abington Memorial Hospital

7 4085 8.132 0.861 No Different than U.S. National Benchmark

Lansdale Hospital

0 938 1.391 0.000 * 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.

* The lower limit of the confidence interval cannot be calculated if the number of observed infections equals zero.

Data collection period: 1/1/2015 through 3/31/2015

 

Catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CAUTI) in ICUs only

Catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CAUTI) in ICUs only

No. of Infections Reported
(A)

Catheter Days

Predicted No. Infections
(B)

Standardized Infection Ratio (SIR)
(A/B)


Evaluation

Abington Memorial Hospital

21 8412 17.577 1.195 No Different than U.S. National Benchmark

Lansdale Hospital

0 1177 1.531 0.000 * 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.

* The lower limit of the confidence interval cannot be calculated if the number of observed infections equals zero.

Data collection period: 4/1/2014 through 3/31/2015

 

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

6 370 11.324 0.530 No Different than U.S. National Benchmark

Lansdale Hospital

0 58 1.751 0.000 * 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.

* The lower limit of the confidence interval cannot be calculated if the number of observed infections equals zero.

Data collection period: 4/1/2014 through 3/31/2015

 

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

3 408 3.618 0.829 No Different than U.S. National Benchmark

Lansdale Hospital

Not Available Not Available Not Available 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.

* Results cannot be calculated for this reporting period.

Data collection period: 4/1/2014 through 3/31/2015

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

5 136876 10.916 0.458 No Different than U.S. National Benchmark

Lansdale Hospital

0 20434 1.068 0.000 * 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.

* The lower limit of the confidence interval cannot be calculated if the number of observed infections equals zero.

Data collection period: 4/1/2014 through 3/31/2015

 

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

84 112324 102.892 0.816 No Different than U.S. National Benchmark

Lansdale Hospital

20 20434 11.935 1.676 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: 4/1/2014 through 3/31/2015

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.