State of Infection Prevention in 2023 – CDC Progress Report
State of Infection Prevention in 2023 – CDC Progress Report
2022 annual National and State Healthcare-Associated Infections (HAI) Progress Report The HAI progress report provides a summary of select HAIs across four healthcare settings: acute care hospitals (ACHs), critical access hospitals (CAHs), inpatient rehabilitation facilities (IRFs) and long-term acute care hospitals (LTACHs). This report, along with the detailed technical tables, provides national- and state-level data about HAI incidence during 2022. Each day, approximately one in 31 U.S. patients and 1 in 43 nursing home residents contracts at least one infection in association with their healthcare, underscoring the need for improvements in patient care practices in U.S. healthcare facilities. While much progress has been made, more needs to be done to prevent healthcare-associated infections in a variety of settings. The report highlighted a 14% increase in hospital-onset MRSA bacteremia (the presence of bacteria in the bloodstream) and a 3% decrease in hospital-onset C. diff infections between 2020 and 2021. The year 2022 showed U.S. progress in preventing several important healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) in Acute Care Hospitals (ACHs). This progress is the first of its kind since the emergence of the COVID-19 global pandemic in 2020. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has released the 2022 National and State Healthcare-Associated Infections (HAI) Progress Report. While some settings saw no change or increases in infections, Acute Care Hospitals reported significant decreases in some HAIs between 2021 and 2022: - Central line-associated bloodstream infections (CLABSI) (down 9%), - Catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CAUTI) (down 12%), - Ventilator-associated events (VAE) (down 19%), - Hospital-onset methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) bacteremia (down 16%), and - Hospital-onset Clostridioides difficile (CDI) (down 3%). - Surgical site infections (SSI) following abdominal hysterectomy and colon surgery had no significant changes (figure 1). The 2015 national baseline standardized infection ratio (SIR) of 1 is used as a reference point for measuring progress. In 2022, all national SIRs except VAEs improved compared to the 2015 baseline SIR of 1 for ACHs (figure 2). The new report includes data from the National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN). Data for acute care hospitals, inpatient rehabilitation facilities (IRFs), and long-term acute care hospitals (LTACHs) are available in the Antimicrobial Resistance & Patient Safety Portal (AR&PSP). The 2022 HAI Progress Report showed little progress in reducing HAIs in other healthcare settings. Among LTACHs, there were no significant changes in the 2022 SIRs compared with 2021 (figure 1). In IRFs, only IRF-onset CDI observed a 9% decrease in 2022 compared to 2021 (figure 1). As in prior years, the 2022 HAI Progress Report continues to highlight the need for healthcare facilities to reinforce infection prevention and control practices. The report also reviews HAI surveillance data to identify areas that need improvement and address any gaps. CDC remains committed to protecting patients and promoting safety and quality in health care. CDC will continue partnering with healthcare facilities and other federal and local public health agencies to achieve healthcare quality across the U.S. Resources: CDC 2022 National and State Healthcare-Associated Infections Progress Report  
Examining the State of Infection Prevention in 2023
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