Reduce C. diff infections that people get in the hospital — HAI‑01

Status: Target met or exceeded

Target met or exceeded

Most Recent Data:
0.48 Standardized Infection Ratio (SIR) (2022)

0.70 SIR

Desired Direction:
Decrease desired

1.00 was the national Standardized Infection Ratio (SIR) for hospital-onset CDI in 2015

Reduce hospital-onset Clostridioides difficile infections (CDI)

Target-Setting Method
Maintain consistency with national programs, regulations, policies, or laws


C. diff (Clostridioides difficile) infections cause diarrhea that can lead to death. Most people who get C. diff are either in the hospital or have recently left the hospital. The number of people who get C. diff has been higher than ever in recent years, and it causes thousands of deaths in the United States each year. Interventions that involve infection control at hospitals and strategies to make sure antibiotics are used appropriately can help reduce C. diff.