The Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (ODPHP) has announced updated 2020 targets for the reduction of health care-associated infections in acute care hospitals.
ODPHP and other federal partners are tracking national progress in the reduction of health care-associated infections through the development of measures and targets.
The 2020 targets address the following goals from the “National Action Plan to Prevent Health Care-Associated Infections: Road Map to Elimination”:
- 50 percent reduction in central line-associated bloodstream infections (CLABSI) in intensive care units and ward-located patients
- 25 percent reduction in catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CAUTI) in intensive care units and ward-located patients: 25 percent reduction
- 50 percent reduction in the incidence of invasive health care-associated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infections
- 50 percent reduction in facility-onset methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) in facility-wide health care
- 30 percent reduction in facility-onset Clostridium difficile infections in facility-wide health care
- 30 percent reduction in the rate of Clostridium difficile hospitalizations
- 30 percent reduction in surgical site infection (SSI) admission and readmission