2017 National and state healthcare-associated infections progress report

 CDC published the 2017 National and State HAI Progress Report. Nationally, among acute care hospitals between 2016 and 2017, key findings include:

  • About 9% decrease in CLABSIs
  • About 5% decrease in CAUTIs
  •  About 3% decrease in VAEs
  • No significant changes in abdominal hysterectomy SSIs
  • No significant changes in colon surgery SSIs
  • About 8% decrease in MRSA bacteremia
  • About 13% decrease in C. difficile infections