Health Indicator Report of Health Care-Associated Infections
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^]
NotesThis is HNJ2020 Objective HAI-1.
Data SourceNew Jersey Healthcare-Associated Infections submitted through the National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN)
Data Interpretation IssuesA 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.
- Catheter Associated Urinary Tract Infections (CAUTI), New Jersey Hospitals, 2010-2018
- Colon Surgical Site Infections, New Jersey Hospitals, 2012-2018
- Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABGs) Surgical Site Infections, New Jersey Hospitals, 2010-2018
- Abdominal Hysterectomy Surgical Site Infections, New Jersey Hospitals, 2010-2018
- Knee Arthroplasty Surgical Site Infections, New Jersey Hospitals, 2010-2018
DefinitionInfections that are acquired in a health care setting, as measured by a standardized infection ratio (SIR)
NumeratorTotal number of "observed" or actual infections
DenominatorTotal number of "expected" infections (derived from the national baseline)
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 blood related infections (CLASBI) 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.
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 ServicesHealth care quality information for patients and their families: [https://www.nj.gov/health/healthcarequality/patients-families/]
Page Content Updated On 03/12/2020, Published on 03/12/2020