Missouri Healthcare-Associated Infection Data

Since 2006, Missouri has measured patient safety in hospitals and ambulatory surgical centers (ASCs). Healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) also known as nosocomial infections are just one of these measures. HAIs continue to be a major health problem in the United States and have been associated with increasing healthcare costs, lengthy hospital stays, and loss of life. As a consumer, you may want to research the quality of care provided by ASCs and Hospitals when making healthcare decisions. The links below provide access to data for your consideration.

Ambulatory Surgical Center Report

This site displays data on Healthcare-Associated Infections (HAIs) as reported to the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS) by ambulatory surgery centers for hernia and breast surgeries. ASCs are required by state law and regulation to report data on select HAIs.    View data...

Hospital Compare

August 2019 revisions to Missouri Statute (RSMO 192.667) changed the way hospitals report HAI data to the department and how that data is shared with the public and other stakeholders. The revised statute requires all acute care hospitals to report HAI data required by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), Inpatient Quality Reporting Program through the CDC's National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN). NHSN in-turn shares the required data with CMS. They use this data to measure the quality of care provided by hospitals and to publish quality of care and safety reports. These reports contain nationwide information and are available to the public via the CMS, Hospital Compare website.    Go to Hospital Compare...

Such infections as methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), Clostridium difficile, vancomycin-resistant enterococcus (VRE), ventilator-associated pneumonia and others, are not included on this site.