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NH Healthcare-Associated infections (HAI) Hospital Reports

The NH Healthcare-Associated Infections (HAI) Program publishes hospital data each year as mandated by law. The NH Healthcare-Associated Infections Hospital Report includes occurrence of specific HAI, including: central line-associated bloodstream infections, catheter-associated urinary tract infections, and surgical site infections following certain heart, colon, abdominal hysterectomy, and knee surgical procedures are reported. This report also provides data on hospital compliance with measures that help protect patients from healthcare-associated infections such as infection prevention practices during central line insertions in hospitals and influenza vaccination coverage among healthcare personnel.

NH Healthcare-Associated Infections (HAI) Ambulatory Surgery Center (ASC) Reports

The NH Healthcare-Associated Infections (HAI) Program publishes ambulatory surgery center (ASC) data each year as mandated by law. The NH Healthcare-Associated Infections Ambulatory Surgery Center Report includes occurrence of specific HAI, including: surgical site infections following certain breast, hernia, and open reduction of fracture surgical procedures. This report also provides data on ASC compliance with measures that help protect patients from healthcare-associated infections such as intravenous antibiotic prophylaxis administration to prevent SSI and influenza vaccination coverage among healthcare personnel.

NH Healthcare Personnel Influenza Vaccination Coverage

Influenza and pneumonia combined are a leading cause of death in the United States. Serious illness and deaths occur most frequently among those 65 years or older, two years or younger, or those with medical conditions that may increase complications. Healthcare personnel can become infected with influenza through contact with infected patients and can transmit influenza to patients and other staff. Because healthcare personnel provide care to patients at high risk for complications of influenza, they should be offered influenza vaccine each year. Monitoring of vaccination coverage in certain New Hampshire healthcare facilities has been required by law since 2008, although the availability of historical data varies by facility type.

Please refer to the annual hospital and ambulatory surgery center reports for facility-specific vaccination coverage data in those settings. The following documents provide information for overall vaccination coverage data in New Hampshire healthcare facilities or facility-specific data in adult day care, supported residential care, and assisted living facilities.

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