CLABSI reporting

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Intravenous news: Infection Control Today report “Beginning Jan. 1, 2011, the CDC’s National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN) will be the tool used by facilities electing to participate in the CMS HAI IPPS Hospital Inpatient Quality Reporting Program. As part of that program, central line-associated bloodstream infection (CLABSI) data from each facilitys adult and pediatric intensive care units and neonatal intensive care units will be reported to NHSN and shared with CMS. Each facilitys data will be included in CMS Hospital Compare tool, which publicly reports hospital performance.”

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