Healthcare-Associated Infections: Data
Below are the statewide data for healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) in Wisconsin.
For information on national HAI data, visit the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's) National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN) Data and Reports page.
Standardized Infection Ratios for selected healthcare-associated infections.
CAUTI: Catheter-associated urinary tract infection
CDI: Clostridioides difficile infection
CLABSI: Central line-associated bloodstream infection
COLO: Colon surgery
HPRO: Hip prosthesis surgery
HYST: Abdominal hysterectomy
IVAC: Infection-related ventilator-associated complication
KPRO: Knee prosthesis surgery
MRSA: Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus
NICU: Neonatal intensive care unit
SSI: Surgical site infection
VAE: Ventilator-associated event
Acute care hospitals
Critical access hospitals
Wisconsin CRE Surveillance Data, P-00578 (PDF): Wisconsin CRE surveillance data from 2016–2018.
SSIs are infections that occur after surgery, in the area of the body where the procedure took place.
SSIs are currently the most frequently reported serious HAIs among Wisconsin hospitals. Many hospitals and quality improvement organizations are working together to reduce these infections.
The Division of Public Health provides frequently updated SSI data to monitor statewide progress toward SSI reduction.
Quarterly report—Q3 2022
The number of hospitals reporting=122. Data was accessed from the National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN) on April 7, 2023.
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Wisconsin Standardized Infection Ratio (SIR)
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Total Procedures Performed
|Wisconsin Standardized Infection Ratio (SIR)
(Number of observed infections divided by the number of predicted infections based on 2015 national data.)
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