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Infection in the Blood

Some hospital 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. Hospitals report their CLABSIs to the CDC's National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN) and give Leapfrog permission to obtain that information directly from NHSN.


Reporting Period 

  • 04/01/2019 - 12/31/2019 and 07/01/2020 - 09/30/2020

Patients Included in the Measure

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

  • Adults and Children