Healthcare-associated infections (H.A.I.s) are infections that patients get while they are receiving healthcare. The CDC is committed to helping all Americans receive the best and safest care, and H.A.I.s are a major, yet often preventable, threat to patient safety. H.A.I. data detail progress toward the ultimate goal of eliminating HAIs. While there are many kinds of H.A.I.s, data on this portal focus on particular infections occurring across the U.S. that are reported to the National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN).
CDC provides national leadership in surveillance, outbreak investigations, laboratory research, and prevention of H.A.I.s. CDC also uses knowledge gained through these activities to detect infections and develop new strategies to prevent H.A.I.s. Public health action by CDC and other healthcare partners has led to improvements in clinical practice, medical procedures, and the ongoing development of evidence-based infection control guidance.
Central Line-Associated Bloodstream Infections
What is a Central Line?
What is a Central Line-Associated Bloodstream Infection (CLABSI)?
Catheter-Associated Urinary Tract Infections
Surgical Site Infections
Abdominal Hysterectomy infections are one of two SSI types that are reported by all or most acute care hospitals in most states in the U.S.Go to Abdominal Hysterectomy Profile
Colon surgery infections are one of two SSI types that are reported by all or most acute care hospitals in most states in the U.S.Go to Colon Surgery Profile
Clostridioides difficile Infections