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Infection in the Blood

Some patients need a central line, a tube inserted into the body, to deliver medication and other treatments. Patients with a central line are at high risk for developing a dangerous infection in the blood known as a central line-associated bloodstream infection (CLABSI). These infections can increase recovery time and even lead to death. This measure compares a hospital's observed number of infections with an expected number of infections that takes into account certain hospital characteristics like their status as an academic medical center to result in a standardized infection ratio (SIR). Hospitals with an SIR less than 1 have fewer than expected infections, hospitals with an SIR of 1 have the same number of infections as expected, and hospitals with an SIR greater than 1 have more infections than expected. 

Reporting Period 

  • Surveys submitted prior to September 1: 01/01/2023 - 12/31/2023
  • Surveys (re)submitted on or after September 1: 07/01/2023 - 06/30/2024

Patients Included in the Measure

  • Inpatients (Patients who are admitted to the hospital for at least one overnight stay)
  • Adults and Children