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333 Market Street
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Harrisburg, PA 17120


Phone: 717-346-0469
Fax: 717-346-1090


 
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Healthcare-Associated Infections 
The Pennsylvania Patient Safety Authority's Focus on Infection Control 
The Pennsylvania Patient Safety Authority's Focus on Infection Control 

Healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) are a major threat to patient safety and are among the most common adverse events in healthcare. Pennsylvania became the first state in the nation to mandate reporting of HAIs. Some healthcare organizations have succeeded in managing infections and the risks to patients much better than others, which suggests a patient safety improvement gap between what is possible and what is currently widely implemented. Ongoing collection and analysis of HAI-related data from more than 250 hospitals and 800 nursing homes will assist the Authority in identifying trends, patterns, and potential process or system failures to communicate and aid efforts to improve infection control. Resources included below pertain to general interest, hospitals, and nursing homes.

 

General Information
General HAI Information
HAI Information for Hospitals
HAI Information for Nursing Homes
 
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