To view the Key Findings and Public Health Actions for this data release, see 2011 Key Findings
What’s in Key Findings? This is a summary of the key findings from this data release including introduction, important results and suggested public health actions based on the results displayed in the 35 tables.
TABLES 1 to 12 (3MB) for abdominal aortic aneurysm repair, appendix surgery, bile duct, liver or pancreatic surgery, cardiac surgery, coronary artery bypass graft with both chest and donor site incisions, coronary artery bypass graft with chest incision only, gallbladder surgery, colon surgery, Cesarean section, spinal fusion, open reduction of fracture and gastric surgery.
TABLES 13 to 24 (2MB) for hip prosthesis, abdominal hysterectomy, knee prosthesis, kidney transplant, laminectomy, liver transplant, rectal surgery, refusion of spine, small bowel surgery, thoracic surgery, vaginal hysterectomy, and abdominal surgery.
What’s in Tables 1 to 24? These tables display each hospital that submitted data on the procedure category with the numbers of procedures and infections, the risk adjusted SIR, and its 95 percent confidence interval with a comparison based on the confidence interval indicating an infection count that was lower, no different or higher than predicted.
What’s in Tables 25 to 29? The information displayed is limited to the reported procedure and infection counts as there is no risk adjustment for comparisons.
What’s in Tables 30 to 35? NHSN does not currently provide an appropriately risk adjusted SIR for LTACs and rehabilitation hospitals, which perform few surgeries. Their data are listed in Tables 30 to 32. Table 33 lists hospitals with no surgeries, 34 lists non reporters and 35 lists late reporters.
What’s in Technical Notes? Information on the data sources, definitions, quality assurance and control, data presentation and statistical analysis and descriptions of the laws requiring reporting, the variables that go into risk adjusting and the limitations of these processes are described here.