10 states making the most progress in the fight against HAIs

The CDC has published its annual National and State Healthcare-Associated Infections Progress Report, which shows hospitals across the national are getting better at fighting HAIs. The improvement in 10 states in particular stands out.

The 2016 report includes national and state-by-state summaries of six HAI types, based on data reported to the CDC's National Healthcare Safety Network in 2014. The HAIs analyzed are central line-associated bloodstream infections, catheter-associated urinary tract infections, surgical site infections, Clostridium difficile infections and methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus.

Progress on HAI prevention is measured using the standardized infection ratio. The following 10 states performed better than the national SIR on at least three infection types.

1. Alabama

2. Colorado

3. Florida

4. Hawaii

5. Idaho

6. Illinois

7. North Carolina

8. Ohio

9. Texas

10. Wisconsin

For more findings from the full progress report, click here



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