Study: Connecticut hospitals rank among worst in infection safety

Patient Safety Monitor Insider

November 5, 2014

A study released by nonprofit organization Kaiser Health looked at hospitals across the country and declared Connecticut’s hospitals among the worst in the country, according to a report from WFSB-TV.

While most of state’s hospitals hit the benchmarks in many other categories, more than half the hospitals in Connecticut fall below the national benchmark for at least one type of hospital acquired infection, which was the worst performance in the country, according to the report.

The federal government tracks six infection categories: bloodstream infections from a central line, urinary tract infections from a catheter, two types of surgical site infections, and two types of bacteria MRSA and C.DIFF. According to the report, in Connecticut 16 out of the 27 Medicare-certified hospitals tracked by the federal government were below average for at least one type of infection.