January 12, 2018

CDC updates data on HAIs

By: Judy Mathias

Editor’s Note

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on January 5 updated its data on healthcare-associated infections (HAIs).

Central line-associated bloodstream infections (CLABSIs) have dropped 50% since 2008.

Catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CAUTIs) have had consistent year-to-year decreases, especially since those caused by yeast were deleted from the CAUTI definition, with declines of 6-8% from 2012 through 2014 and 5-6% between 2015 and 2016.

There also has been progress in reducing other HAIs, including surgical site, methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, and Clostridium difficile infections.



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