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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.

Below are SRIs for selected HAIs.

Abbreviations

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

2021 Wisconsin acute care hospitals standardize infection ratios

Critical access hospitals

2021 Wisconsin critical access hospitals standardize infection ratios

Wisconsin CRE Surveillance Data, P-00578 (PDF): Wisconsin CRE surveillance data from 2016–2018.

Surgical site infections (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 Wisconsin HAI Prevention Program 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.

Adults

Infections following all reported procedures: 259

Total procedures performed: 15,691

Wisconsin standardized infection ratio (SIR)
(Number of observed infections divided by the number of predicted infections based on 2015 national data.): 1.01 

Pediatric

Infections following all reported procedures: 10

Total procedures performed: 367

Wisconsin standardized infection ratio (SIR)
(Number of observed infections divided by the number of predicted infections based on 2015 national data.): 1.19


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Last revised January 23, 2024