10 states that made the least progress in the fight against HAIs

For the most part, hospitals across the nation are getting better at fighting infections. That said, the lack of progress in 10 states is particularly noticeable, according to the CDC's annual National and State Healthcare-Associated Infections Progress Report.

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, a summary statistic that can be used to track HAI prevention progress over time.

The following 10 states performed worse than the national SIR on at least three infection types. They are listed alphabetically.

1. Connecticut

2. Delaware

3. Georgia

4. Maine

5. Maryland

6. Michigan

7. Nevada

8. New Jersey

9. New Mexico

10. New York

For more findings from the full progress report, click here



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