The data used for these reports are extracts from administrative databases storing hospital inpatient discharge data primarily used for billing purposes. These records consist of patient demographics, diagnoses, and procedures, and additional medical information. Administrative data provide a convenient, inexpensive, rich source of data that can provide valuable information.
This technical guide was developed to provide more detail about Vermont’s public reporting of central line associated blood stream infection rates. What is a Central Line Associated Bloodstream Infection (CLABSI)?
The CDC defines a central line associated bloodstream infection is an infection in a patient that had a central line inserted within the 48-hour period before the onset of infection. Who is required to report data?