Skip directly to searchSkip directly to the site navigationSkip directly to the page's main content

Complete Health Indicator Report of Health Care-Associated Infections

Definition

Infections that are acquired in a health care setting, as measured by a standardized infection ratio (SIR)

Numerator

Total number of "observed" or actual infections

Denominator

Total number of "expected" infections (derived from the national baseline)

Why Is This Important?

Healthcare-associated infections are among the top causes of unnecessary illnesses and deaths in the United States.[https://www.nj.gov/health/healthcarequality/health-care-professionals/healthcare-associated-infections/ ^1^]

Healthy People Objective: Reduce central line-associated bloodstream infections (CLABSI)

U.S. Target: 0.25 SIR or 75 percent reduction
State Target: 0.49 SIR

Other Objectives

'''Revised Healthy New Jersey 2020 Objectives:''' *'''HAI-1''': Reduce central line-associated bloodstream infections (CLABSI) to 0.49 SIR. *'''HAI-2''': Reduce catheter associated urinary tract infections (CAUTI) to 0.74 SIR. *'''HAI-3''': Reduce colon surgical site infections to 0.69 SIR. *'''HAI-4''': Reduce coronary artery bypass grafts (CABGs) surgical site infections to 0.74 SIR. *'''HAI-5''': Reduce abdominal hysterectomies surgical site infections to 0.70 SIR. *'''HAI-6''': Reduce knee arthroplasties surgical site infections to 0.70 SIR. All objectives and data are for hospitals only. Ambulatory surgery centers are not included.

How Are We Doing?

The Healthy New Jersey 2020 targets for CAUTI and colon and abdominal hysterectomy surgical site infections were all achieved. However, the CLABSI and CABG and knee arthroplasty surgical site infection targets were not met.

What Is Being Done?

Reducing preventable HAIs is a priority for the Department of Health and under state law, New Jersey hospitals are required to submit data on healthcare-associated infections to the Department. The Department is required to review and analyze the data, and report the results in New Jersey's annual Hospital Performance Report.[https://www.nj.gov/health/healthcarequality/health-care-professionals/submit-reporting/hais/index.shtml ^2^]

Available Services

Health care quality information for patients and their families: [https://www.nj.gov/health/healthcarequality/patients-families/]

Data Tables


Standardized Infection Ratio for Central Line-Associated Bloodstream Infections (CLABSI), New Jersey Hospitals, 2010-2020

YearStandardized Infection RatioLower LimitUpper LimitNumer- atorDenom- inator
Record Count: 11
20100.800.720.88436547.3
20110.730.660.80405556.34
20120.710.640.78385542.87
20130.610.540.67327542.98
20140.570.510.64313546.06
20150.640.590.70542843.58
20160.840.760.92444529.03
20170.700.640.77434620
20180.730.660.81412566.15
20190.640.580.71362567.53
20200.880.800.99331372.79

Data Notes

A standardized infection ratio (SIR) lower than 1.0 means the actual number is lower than expected.[[br]] A standardized infection ratio (SIR) higher than 1.0 means the actual number is greater than expected.[[br]] New baselines were calculated by CDC in 2015. As a result, SIRs for 2016 and subsequent years may be higher than those for 2010-2015.[[br]] Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, acute care hospitals were only required to submit data during the second half of 2020.   This is HNJ2020 Objective HAI-1.

Data Source

New Jersey Healthcare-Associated Infections submitted through the National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN)


Standardized Infection Ratio for Catheter Associated Urinary Tract Infections (CAUTI), New Jersey Hospitals, 2010-2020

YearStandardized Infection RatioLower LimitUpper LimitNumer- atorDenom- inator
Record Count: 11
20101.000.921.08604606.33
20110.970.881.04586612
20120.910.840.99567620.37
20131.111.031.19692624.07
20141.251.161.34750599.33
20150.690.640.74680987.96
20160.860.790.93552643.42
20170.870.800.94578668.5
20180.860.790.94528611.01
20190.840.760.91475568.72
20200.750.670.83315421.49

Data Notes

A standardized infection ratio (SIR) lower than 1.0 means the actual number is lower than expected.[[br]] A standardized infection ratio (SIR) higher than 1.0 means the actual number is greater than expected.[[br]] New baselines were calculated by CDC in 2015. As a result, SIRs for 2016 and subsequent years may be higher than those for 2010-2015.[[br]] Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, acute care hospitals were only required to submit data during the second half of 2020.   This is HNJ2020 Objective HAI-2.

Data Source

New Jersey Healthcare-Associated Infections submitted through the National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN)


Standardized Infection Ratio for Colon Surgical Site Infections, New Jersey Hospitals, 2012-2020

YearStandardized Infection RatioLower LimitUpper LimitNumer- atorDenom- inator
Record Count: 9
20120.630.540.74153243.18
20130.850.750.97216252.95
20140.780.670.90191245.11
20150.830.720.95206247.7
20160.730.620.86150205.34
20170.620.520.74126203
20180.740.630.87151203.52
20190.700.600.82157223.62
20200.690.570.82110160.17

Data Notes

A standardized infection ratio (SIR) lower than 1.0 means the actual number is lower than expected.[[br]] A standardized infection ratio (SIR) higher than 1.0 means the actual number is greater than expected.[[br]] New baselines were calculated by CDC in 2015. As a result, SIRs for 2016 and subsequent years may be higher than those for 2010-2015.[[br]] Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, acute care hospitals were only required to submit data during the second half of 2020.   This is HNJ2020 Objective HAI-3.

Data Source

New Jersey Healthcare-Associated Infections submitted through the National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN)


Standardized Infection Ratio for Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABGs) Surgical Site Infections, New Jersey Hospitals, 2010-2020

YearStandardized Infection RatioLower LimitUpper LimitNumer- atorDenom- inator
Record Count: 11
20100.970.741.246668.15
20110.920.701.125560
20120.840.631.095161.03
20130.890.681.155561.58
20140.900.681.175459.91
20150.840.641.115160.97
20161.120.811.523934.84
20171.401.051.844935
20181.100.791.483935.54
20190.720.481.032636.36
20201.080.721.572623.94

Data Notes

A standardized infection ratio (SIR) lower than 1.0 means the actual number is lower than expected.[[br]] A standardized infection ratio (SIR) higher than 1.0 means the actual number is greater than expected.[[br]] New baselines were calculated by CDC in 2015. As a result, SIRs for 2016 and subsequent years may be higher than those for 2010-2015.[[br]] Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, acute care hospitals were only required to submit data during the second half of 2020.   This is HNJ2020 Objective HAI-4.

Data Source

New Jersey Healthcare-Associated Infections submitted through the National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN)


Standardized Infection Ratio for Abdominal Hysterectomy Surgical Site Infections, New Jersey Hospitals, 2010-2020

YearStandardized Infection RatioLower LimitUpper LimitNumer- atorDenom- inator
Record Count: 11
20100.880.641.164955.96
20110.670.480.923958
20121.020.801.296765.4
20130.830.631.075566.5
20141.040.791.326057.92
20150.990.731.255254.06
20160.500.340.722651.85
20170.630.430.883047.8
20181.100.831.445045.3
20190.880.661.165753.21
20200.640.420.942437.31

Data Notes

A standardized infection ratio (SIR) lower than 1.0 means the actual number is lower than expected.[[br]] A standardized infection ratio (SIR) higher than 1.0 means the actual number is greater than expected.[[br]] New baselines were calculated by CDC in 2015. As a result, SIRs for 2016 and subsequent years may be higher than those for 2010-2015.[[br]] Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, acute care hospitals were only required to submit data during the second half of 2020.   This is HNJ2020 Objective HAI-5.

Data Source

New Jersey Healthcare-Associated Infections submitted through the National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN)


Standardized Infection Ratio for Knee Arthroplasty Surgical Site Infections, New Jersey Hospitals, 2010-2020

YearStandardized Infection RatioLower LimitUpper LimitNumer- atorDenom- inator
Record Count: 11
20100.950.751.197781.04
20111.120.921.389786
20120.860.681.067890.91
20130.610.470.786199.34
20140.570.430.7358102.31
20150.620.480.7864103.92
20161.531.231.878958.32
20171.020.791.306361.57
20181.070.831.356560.86
20190.960.741.226062.81
20201.451.121.856142.14

Data Notes

A standardized infection ratio (SIR) lower than 1.0 means the actual number is lower than expected.[[br]] A standardized infection ratio (SIR) higher than 1.0 means the actual number is greater than expected.[[br]] New baselines were calculated by CDC in 2015. As a result, SIRs for 2016 and subsequent years may be higher than those for 2010-2015.[[br]] Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, acute care hospitals were only required to submit data during the second half of 2020.   This is HNJ2020 Objective HAI-6.

Data Source

New Jersey Healthcare-Associated Infections submitted through the National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN)

References and Community Resources

1. [https://www.nj.gov/health/healthcarequality/health-care-professionals/healthcare-associated-infections/ Healthcare-Associated Infections] 2. [https://www.nj.gov/health/healthcarequality/health-care-professionals/submit-reporting/hais/index.shtml Report Healthcare-Associated Infections (HAIs)] NJDOH Hospital Quality Reports: [https://www.nj.gov/health/healthcarequality/health-care-professionals/hospital-performance-report/index.shtml] CDC's National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN): [http://www.cdc.gov/nhsn/dataStat.html]

Page Content Updated On 05/04/2022, Published on 05/04/2022
The information provided above is from the Department of Health's NJSHAD web site (https://nj.gov/health/shad). The information published on this website may be reproduced without permission. Please use the following citation: " Retrieved Sat, 02 July 2022 7:50:26 from Department of Health, New Jersey State Health Assessment Data Web site: https://nj.gov/health/shad ".

Content updated: no date