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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 Hospital

16 15858 17.297 0.925 No Different than National Benchmark

Abington – Lansdale Hospital

1 1602 1.086 0.921 No Different than 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: 1/1/2016 through 12/31/2016

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 Hospital

40 16312 20.097 1.990 Worse than National Benchmark

Abington – Lansdale Hospital

2 2500 1.690 1.183 No Different than 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: 1/1/2016 through 12/31/2016

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 Hospital

11 355 8.845 1.244 No Different than National Benchmark

Abington – Lansdale Hospital

1 50 1.215 0.823 No Different than 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: 1/1/2016 through 12/31/2016

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 Hospital

3 361 2.793 1.074 No Different than National Benchmark

Abington – Lansdale Hospital

0 4 0.030 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: 1/1/2016 through 12/31/2016

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 Hospital

7 143838 13.150 0.532 No Different than National Benchmark

Abington – Lansdale Hospital

0 19789 0.842 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.

* Results cannot be calculated for this reporting period.

Data collection period: 1/1/2016 through 12/31/2016

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 Hospital

62 129918 107.291 0.578 Better than National Benchmark

Abington – Lansdale Hospital

8 19789 13.643 0.586 No Different than 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: 1/1/2016 through 12/31/2016

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.