Keeping you safe during your stay at one of our hospitals is our highest priority. We are committed to reducing infections and complications that can occur during a hospital stay.
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The healthcare-associated infections (HAI) measures are developed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and collected through the National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN). They provide information on infections that patients develop while in the hospital. NHSN is reporting each healthcare associated infection by a method called Standardized Infection Ratio (SIR). The Standardized Infection Ratio (SIR) is a statistic used to track healthcare associated infections (HAIs) over time, at a national, state, or facility level. The SIR compares the actual number of HAIs at each hospital, to the predicted number of infections. It is the ratio of the actual number to the predicted one. These infections can be related to devices, such as central lines and urinary catheters, or they can be spread from patient to patient through contact with an infected person or surface.
UK HealthCare’s HAI measures are all publicly reported and are available on the Hospital Compare website maintained by the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. See our measures.
Higher rates of serious but potentially preventable complications may be a sign of poorer quality hospital care. Hospitals can reduce the chance of these serious complications by following safe practices. This composite summarizes 11 individual Patient Safety Indicator (PSI) measures.
These measures include: