CMS publishes infection rate data online
Patient Safety Monitor Insider
February 8, 2012
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has published central line-associated bloodstream infection rates among patients in intensive care units on its Hospital Compare website. Beginning next year CMS will publish the rates of infections acquired during or after surgery and catheter-associated urinary tract infections.
Using the Hospital Compare site, consumers are able to compare hospitals against national benchmarks and state averages for process of care measures, outcomes, and patient satisfaction rates. The site is updated quarterly and will ultimately contain data for a full year.
Click here to visit Hospital Compare.
Source: National Journal