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Healthcare-Associated Infections

Purpose

Healthcare-Associated Infections (HAIs) are of increasing concern to patient safety. Monitoring multidrug resistant organisms (MDROs) and the infections they cause in the healthcare setting is important in detecting new emerging antimicrobial resistance profiles, to identify vulnerable patient populations, and to assess the need for and effectiveness of infection control interventions.

The Clinical Epidemiology Division within the EpiData Center Department has years of expertise in the use of Health Level 7 data for the surveillance of HAIs. The Navy Antimicrobial Surveillance System (NASS) is used for easy identification of emerging infectious organisms, and rapid characterization of drug resistance in the healthcare setting.

Reports

  • Healthcare-Associated MDRO Infections Metric Report -DOD SITREP (.pdf)
    This bi-annual report provides detailed information on the metric used to measure MDRO infection and exposure burden in the healthcare setting for DOD. Prevalence rates are reported for importation of MDRO and overall MDRO exposure level in the healthcare facility. Incidence rates and density rates are reported for nosocomial infections, hospital onset bacteremia, urinary tract infection, device associate, and procedure associated infections.
  • Healthcare-Associated MDRO Infections Metric Report -DON SITREP (.pdf)
    This bi-annual report provides detailed information on the metric used to measure MDRO infection and exposure burden in the healthcare setting for DON. Prevalence rates are reported for importation of MDRO and overall MDRO exposure level in the healthcare facility. Incidence rates and density rates are reported for nosocomial infections, hospital onset bacteremia, urinary tract infection, device associate, and procedure associated infections.
  • Healthcare-Associated MDRO Infections Metric Report -Supplemental Document (.pdf)

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