Centers for Medicare and Medicaid releases HAC data

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has released data on Medicare hospital-acquired conditions for the first time, according to AHA News Now. 

The data is available on the CDC website, and includes:

  • Foreign object retained after surgery
  • Air embolism
  • Blood incompatibility
  • Pressure ulcer stages III and IV
  • Falls and trauma
  • Vascular catheter-associated infection
  • Catheter-associated urinary tract infection
  • Manifestations of poor glycemic control

(Source: AHA News Now, http://ahanews.com, March 31, 2011)