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Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment | Health Facilities

Healthcare-Associated Infections Reporting

Healthcare-Associated Infections Reporting

 

 

Colorado state statutes give CDPHE the authority to investigate and control the causes of epidemic and communicable diseases affecting public health in Colorado.

Access the latest Colorado Status Report on Health Facility-Acquired Infections 
 

 Legislation was passed in May 2006 (HB 06-1045) that requires hospitals, long-term acute care hospitals, hospital units, ambulatory surgery centers, and dialysis treatment centers to report healthcare-associated infections (HAI) data as a condition of their state licensure. These facilities report infection data on surgical site infections (SSI), central line-associated bloodstream infections (CLABSI), and dialysis-related events (DE).

Certain pathogens that can be associated with healthcare settings are reportable to CDPHE. Please note that all outbreaks, including those occuring in a healthcare setting, are reportable to CDPHE or your local health department. Please click on one of the following links, or visit the main Communicable Disease Epidemiology Program website.

Click on the following for a list of reportable conditions in Colorado:

If you have questions about the reportable conditions in Colorado, please contact:
Communicable Disease Program
Phone: 303-692-2700
Fax: 303-782-0338
 

 

 

The Hospital-Acquired Infections Disclosure Act (House Bill 06-1045) was passed in May 2006 and requires hospitals, long-term acute care hospitals, hospital units, ambulatory surgery centers, and dialysis treatment centers to report healthcare-associated infections (HAI) data as a condition of their state licensure. These facilities report infection data on surgical site infections (SSI), central line-associated bloodstream infections (CLABSI), and dialysis-related infections (DRI).
The National Healthcare Safety Network is the secure, internet-based surveillance system to which health facilities in Colorado report HAI and adherence to prevention practices. The database enables the CDC to estimate the national burden of HAI.

Each facility has an expected number of infections calculated based on national infection rates and the risk of their patient population. The standardized infection ratio (SIR) is the ratio of the observed number of infections divided by the expected number of infections for each facility. Each year, the total number of infection rates for each facility in Colorado are presented, along with their SIR and national comparison, in an annual report by the Patient Safety Program.  

If you have questions about NHSN reporting activities in Colorado, please contact:
Health and Safety Data Services
Phone: (303) 692-2930
Fax: (303) 753-6214
Email: tamara.hoxworth@state.co.us