Hospital Compare Website Now Includes CLABSI Data

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announces today that its Hospital Compare website now includes central line-associated bloodstream infection (CLABSI) data reported from hospital ICUs to CDC's National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN).  In many places, this is the first time consumers can see how well their local hospitals prevent CLABSIs, one of the most deadly healthcare-associated infections (HAIs).  

Today on the CDC's Safe Healthcare Blog, Dr. Daniel Pollock explains more about the data and why this is an exciting step and the first of many more in both CDCs collaborations with CMS and also toward the goal of eliminating HAIs. Read more and join the conversation at http://blogs.cdc.gov/safehealthcare/

 

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