Healthcare-associated infections (HAI) occur as an unintended result during patient care. Public reporting of HAI data allows Californians to assess the quality of care in hospitals and make more informed health care choices. The map provides information about five types of HAI from all California acute care hospitals. Findings on the map show if a hospital’s 2015 infection rate was lower than similar hospitals (green circle), higher than similar hospitals (orange triangle), or the same as (or no different) than similar hospitals (lavender circle). Use the tabs at the top to show results for different infection types.
Influenza (flu) can be transmitted to patients in hospitals from ill healthcare providers (HCP). HCP are encouraged to receive annual vaccination to prevent them from acquiring and transmitting the flu to patients and coworkers. The map shows HCP flu vaccination rates reported by California hospitals for 201-201 flu season. To be on track to achieve the national Healthy People goal of 90% vaccination by 2020, hospitals should have reported at least 81% HCP received vaccination in 2016-2017. Findings on the map are presented as lower than 81% HCP vaccinated (orange cross) or higher than 81% HCP vaccinated (green star).
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