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Antibiotic Resistance Patient Safety Atlas - Data on Antibiotic-Resistant Healthcare-Associated Infections

NHSN Antibiotic Resistance Data

About the Data


Description: Data from U.S. healthcare facilities that reported at least one HAI to NHSN.

Dates: 2011-2014 (updated December 16, 2015)

Source: CDC’s National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN)

Reporting facilities:

  • acute care hospitals
  • long-term acute care hospitals
  • inpatient rehabilitation facilities

Due to insufficient data, long-term care and skilled nursing facilities are not included at this time.

Reported events:

  • Central line-associated bloodstream infections (CLABSI)
  • Catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CAUTI)
  • Surgical site infections (SSI) including all types all types (superficial, deep, and organ/space)

Reported pathogens:

Resistance data for 31 bug-drug profiles (or phenotypes, pathogen-antibiotic combinations that are used to describe the bacteria’s resistance to a specific drugs) such as:

  • Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA)
  • Carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE)
  • Multidrug-resistant Pseudomonas aeruginosa

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