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The Hawaii State Department of Health (HDOH) has released its 2013 annual report describing healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) among patients treated in Hawaii’s acute-care facilities.
The report provides data reported for the following HAIs: central line-associated bloodstream infections (CLABSI), catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CAUTI) in intensive care units (ICU), and all inpatient surgical site infections (SSI) for abdominal hysterectomies and colon surgeries. The report also presents data on the occurrence of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) bacteremia, Clostridium difficile infections (CDI), and healthcare personnel influenza vaccinations. The report indicates Hawaii acute-care facilities are showing improvement when compared to national data.