Illinois posts hospital infection data on website

Illinois has begun posting hospital infection data on its "hospital report card" website www.healthcarereportcard.illinois.gov.

Currently, Illinois reports rates of central line associated bloodstream infections in hospital intensive care units. The plan is to continuously update the website with new data, and to add new measures including surgical site infections by the end of the year.

(Sources: the Saint Louis Post Dispatch, http://stltoday.com, August 13, 2010, Kaiser Daily Health Policy Report, http://www.kaiserhealthnews.org, August 16, 2010)