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All acute care hospitals are required to report certain hospital-acquired infections (HAIs) to the New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH). This includes central line-associated blood stream infections in intensive care units; surgical site infections following colon, hip replacement/revision, and coronary artery bypass graft; and Clostridium difficile infections. PLEASE NOTE: Because of the complicated nature of the risk-adjustment methodology used to produce the HAI rates, the advice of a statistician is recommended before attempting to manipulate the data. Hospital-specific risk-adjusted rates cannot simply be combined. In addition, due to NYSDOH validation audits which may involve data from both the current and previous calendar year, a revised data file will be published the year after the original data file was released. For more information, check out http://www.health.ny.gov/statistics/facilities/hospital/hospital_acquired_infections/, or go to the "About" tab.

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Dataset Summary
Organization
Office of Public Health
Time Period
Beginning 2008
Posting Frequency
Annually
Data Frequency
Annually
Dataset Owner
Bureau of Healthcare-Associated Infections
Coverage
Statewide, Acute Care Hospitals
Granularity
Facility
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Hospital Acquired Infections
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This is an electronic version of the hospital data summarized in annual HAI reports, available on the DOH public website at: http://www.health.ny.gov/statistics/facilities/hospital/hospital_acquired_infections/. The Department of Health grants users permission to reproduce materials published by the Department on this Website so long as the original report, "Hospital-Acquired Infections, New York State [year]" and applicable data caveats as described in the report, and repeated here in the data dictionary, are referenced.Hospitals submit the required HAI data using the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC's) National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN) website. The NYSDOH validates the data using several methods: checks for inconsistent or duplicate information; checks for completeness in reporting using secondary datasets; and checks for the validity of the data by auditing a sample of medical charts. As a result of these validation activities, hospitals may be asked to modify their original data submissions.
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PLEASE NOTE: Because of the complicated nature of the risk-adjustment methodology used to produce the HAI rates, the advice of a statistician is recommended before attempting to manipulate the data. Hospital-specific risk-adjusted rates cannot simply be combined. In addition, due to NYSDOH validation audits which may involve data from both the current and previous calendar year, a revised data file will be published the year after the original data file was released.
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Health, Department of
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