AHRQ National Scorecard on Hospital-Acquired Conditions
The AHRQ National Scorecard on Hospital-Acquired Conditions Updated Baseline Rates and Preliminary Results 2014–2017 (PDF, 545 KB) is a report that shows progress toward the goal of reducing hospital-acquired conditions (HACs). These are conditions that a patient develops while in the hospital being treated for something else.
The National Scorecard on Rates of Hospital-Acquired Conditions, 2014 to 2017, the most recent report, shows that from 2014 to 2017 (preliminary data), HACs fell by 13 percent, saving about 20,500 lives and about $7.7 billion in healthcare costs.
- Updated Baseline Rates and Preliminary Results 2014–2016 (PDF, 1.2 MB)
- Interim data, 2015 (PDF, 260 KB)
- Final data, 2014 (PDF, 278 KB)
- Interim data, 2014 (PDF, 178 KB)
- Final data, 2013 (PDF, 757 KB)
- Interim data, 2013 (PDF, 727 KB)
- Updated Information on the Annual Hospital-Acquired Condition Rate: 2011 and 2012 (PDF, 200 KB)
AHRQ awarded a contract in 2016 that developed methods and estimated the incremental inpatient financial costs and additional inpatient mortality associated with 10 selected hospital-acquired conditions. Selct to read the final report of this project, Estimating the Additional Hospital Inpatient Cost and Mortality Associated With Selected Hospital-Acquired Conditions. (PDF, 1.61 MB)