CDC Releases 2021 National and State Healthcare-Associated Infections Progress Report
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
- Critical Access Hospitals,
The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has released the 2021 National and State Healthcare-Associated Infections Progress Report, which shows significant increases in the standardized infection ratio (SIR) between 2020 and 2021 in some HAIs for some facility types.
Changes in SIRs among acute care hospitals from 2020 to 2021 include:
- 14% increase in methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) bacteremia
- 12% increase in ventilator-associated events (VAE)
- 11% incre…