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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)

Central line-associated bloodstream infections (CLABSI)

(Data collection period: 10/1/2012 through 9/30/2013)

No. of Infections Reported
(A)

Central Line Days (CLDs)

Predicted No. Infections
(B)

Standardized Infection Ratio (SIR)
(A/B)


Evaluation

Abington Memorial Hospital

7 7347 16.758 0.418 Better than U.S. National Benchmark

Lansdale Hospital

1 674 1.012 0.988 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.

Catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CAUTI)

Catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CAUTI

(Data collection period: 10/1/2012 through 9/30/2013)

No. of Infections Reported
(A)

Catheter Days

Predicted No. Infections
(B)

Standardized Infection Ratio (SIR)
(A/B)


Evaluation

Abington Memorial Hospital

25 9241 19.692 1.270 No Different than U.S. National Benchmark

Lansdale Hospital

0 1339 1.741 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.

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

Surgical site infections from colon surgery (SSI: Colon)

Surgical site infections from colon surgery (SSI: Colon)

(Data collection period: 10/1/2012 through 9/30/2013)

No. of Infections Reported
(A)

Number of Procedures

Predicted No. Infections
(B)

Standardized Infection Ratio (SIR)
(A/B)


Evaluation

Abington Memorial Hospital

9 266 7.893 1.140 No Different than U.S. National Benchmark

Lansdale Hospital

0 56 1.577 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.

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

Surgical site infections from abdominal hysterectomy (SSI: Hysterectomy)

Surgical site infections from abdominal hysterectomy (SSI: Hysterectomy)

(Data collection period: 10/1/2012 through 9/30/2013)

No. of Infections Reported
(A)

Number of Procedures

Predicted No. Infections
(B)

Standardized Infection Ratio (SIR)
(A/B)


Evaluation

Abington Memorial Hospital

7 386 3.287 2.130 No Different than U.S. National Benchmark

Lansdale Hospital

0 3 0.029 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.

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)

(Data collection period: 1/1/2013 through 9/30/2013)

No. of Infections Reported
(A)

Number of Patient Days

Predicted No. Infections
(B)

Standardized Infection Ratio (SIR)
(A/B)


Evaluation

Abington Memorial Hospital

3 102202 9.033 0.332 Better than U.S. National Benchmark

Lansdale Hospital

0 14996 0.714 Not Available * Not Available

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

footnotes
* Results cannot be calculated for this reporting period.

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

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

(Data collection period: 1/1/2013 through 9/30/2013)

No. of Infections Reported
(A)

Number of Patient Days

Predicted No. Infections
(B)

Standardized Infection Ratio (SIR)
(A/B)


Evaluation

Abington Memorial Hospital

61 82129 81.908 0.745 Better than U.S. National Benchmark

Lansdale Hospital

13 14996 8.842 1.470 No Different 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.

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.