CHA News Article

CDC to Release Information on Infection Ratios Tomorrow
CHA to provide hospital talking points

Tomorrow the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will release health care-associated standardized infection ratios for central line-associated bloodstream infections, catheter-associated urinary tract infections, surgical site infections, and methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus and clostridium difficile infections. CDC will compare rates from 2012 to 2013 and from 2008 (or the earliest year data were reported on a measure) to 2013 in its report, which will include national data, as well as a “progress report” tracking specific infections by state. CHA will include details of the CDC announcement and provide member hospitals with talking points in tomorrow’s CHA News.