Each year the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention creates an infographic progress report on each state's Healthcare Associated Infections performance across four healthcare settings. To find the most recent HAI Progress Report Data, visit the CDC's Patient Safety Atlas.
As of January 1, 2017, certain HAIs are required to be reported to DHHS. We use these reports to provide Nebraska specific rates for HAIs.
Only facilities in NE State NHSN group are included, no hospitals with 25 beds or less are included. One facility is exempt from reporting, 5 facilities do not perform Colon or Total Abdominal Hysterectomies. ** If the predicted number of infections for a specific HAI is less than one for a facility, the SIR cannot be calculated and they are excluded from the calculation of min, med, or max SIRs.
The SIR is the actual number of infections divided by a predicted number of infections based on risk adjusted models developed the National Healthcare Safety Network, a division of the CDC. A SIR of 1.0 indicates the number of infections a hospital reported were equal to the number of infections predicted. Hospitals strive to have a SIR in all Healthcare Associated Infections as low as possible. Learn more about SIR.
The National Baseline for each Healthcare Associated Infection was recalculated using national data reported into the NHSN (National Healthcare Safety Network) based on calendar year 2015. Risk models for each HAI type were re-evaluated and adjusted to reflect greater detail for individual facilities and their population of patients. If a hospital’s SIR is below the National Baseline, it means it performed better than the average for the nation for that particular HAI.