Declines in Hospital-Acquired Conditions
Declines in Hospital-Acquired Conditions (PDF, 3.2 MB)
Text Description: National efforts to reduce hospital-acquired conditions such as adverse drug events and injuries from falls helped prevent 20,500 deaths and saved $7.7 billion between 2014 and 2017. Specific rates are: Adverse drug events: 28% decrease. CAUTI: 5% decrease. CLABSI: 6% decrease. C diff: 37% decrease. Falls: 5% decrease. Obstetric events: 5% decrease. Pressure ulcers: 6% increase. Surgical site infections: no change. Ventilator associated pneumonia: 13% decrease. Post-op VTE: 17% decrease. All other HACs: 12% decrease. Total reductions: 13%.
CAUTI - Catheter-Associated Urinary Tract Infections.
CLABSI - Central Line-Associated Bloodstream Infections.
The percent change numbers are compared to the 2014 measured baseline for HACs. Source: AHRQ National Scorecard on Hospital-Acquired Conditions Updated Baseline Rates and Preliminary Results 2014-2017
Source: AHRQ National Scorecard on Hospital-Acquired Conditions Updated Baseline Rates and Preliminary Results 2014-2017 (PDF, 545 KB)