What’s in Key Findings? This document summarizes the key findings from this data release including introduction, important results, and key public health actions and messages.
What’s in Table A? This table presents average CLABSI rates by patient care location for two time periods: April-December 2010 and January-December 2011 and presents the percentage change over the time periods for patient care locations with at least 10 reporting hospitals.
What’s in Table 1? This table lists the statewide average CLABSI rates for each patient care location. The distributions of hospital-specific CLABSI rates are presented by key percentiles for patient care locations with at least 10 reporting hospitals. California average CLABSI rates are the peer-based standards against which individual hospital CLABSI rates are compared and key percentiles provide information on the variability of CLABSI rates reported by hospitals.
What's in Table 2? Similar to consumer product evaluations, this table provides a visual summary of all hospitals in one "snap-shot" table. It lists California hospitals (alphabetically), patient care locations, and symbols identifying those hospital-specific locations where CLABSI rates were statistically higher, lower, or no different than state average rates.
To view detailed, hospital-specific CLABSI information for each of the patient care locations, see either Table 1 or Table 2 and click on the link for each patient care location. Detailed information for each patient care location includes an alphabetical list of California hospitals, numbers of CLABSI, central line-days, and patient days, CLABSI rates and their 95% confidence intervals, and symbols indicating patient care locations that were statistically higher, lower, or no different from statewide average CLABSI rates.
What's in Technical Notes? The Technical Notes contain information on the data sources, definitions, risk adjustment methods using CDPH patient care locations, quality assurance and control, statistical methods, and limitations associated with this data release.