Slide 3. New CLABSI Estimates

Healthcare-Associated Infections (HAIs) and AHRQ's Role in their Prevention

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  • MMWR, March 1, 2011:
    • CLABSIs [central line-associated bloodstream infections] in ICUs [intensive care units]:
      From 2001 to 2009 there was a 58% decrease in HAIs.
  • Current estimates for CAUTI [catheter-associated urinary tract infection], SSI [surgical site infection], VAP [ventilator-associated pneumonia] likewise lower.
  • Best current overall estimates:
    • At any one time, HAIs affect 1 out of every 20 hospital patients.
    • HAIs are costly, deadly, and largely preventable.

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Internet Citation: Slide 3. New CLABSI Estimates. Content last reviewed October 2014. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.