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Healthcare-Associated Infections (HAI) in Oregon
 

 New Oregon HAI Report

 
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Oregon's HAI program has released the 2013 annual report on healthcare-associated infections from 60 Oregon healthcare facilities, one long-term acute care (LTAC) facility, and 51 dialysis facilities. The map will be working soon.

Oregon HAI Activities

Oregon has a number of national and state-level activities focused on understanding and reducing the occurrence of healthcare-associated infections (HAI).

These include mandated reporting of high risk HAIs, validation of reported data, and a patient safety commission adapting evidence-based HAI prevention strategies aimed at reducing HAIs. Oregon also has multiple research projects to determine overall HAI prevalence, to make HAI surveillance easier for hospitals, and to monitor specific HAI pathogens. 

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HAIs are caused by a wide variety of bacteria, viruses, and fungi, and are often associated with medical devices.
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The Oregon Health Authority provides oversight and support for the mandatory reporting of healthcare-associated infections in Oregon hospitals.
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As a part of Oregon's Emerging Infections Program (EIP) we conduct active population-based surveillance for healthcare-associated infections, as well as broad studies of HAI prevalence and methods to improve HAI surveillance.
HAI Data Validation Activities
Data validation ensures that the mandatory reporting of HAIs is complete and accurate. State employees independently audit hospital medical records to validate HAIs.