About the National Data
Baseline: 1.00 was the national Standardized Infection Ratio (SIR) for hospital-onset MRSA bacteremia infections in 2015
Target: 0.50 SIR
Maintain consistency with national programs, regulations, policies, or laws
SIR is risk adjusted for facility bed size, inpatient community-onset prevalence rate, and medical school affiliation. The SIR compares the actual number of HAIs at each hospital, the predicted number of infections; anything above a 1.0 SIR would indicate more infections than expected while anything less than 1.0 SIR would be considered less infections than expected.
Data collected by the CDC are also used by CMS as part of their hospital quality program. Hence, the data collected for this Healthy People 2030 objective are consistent with national hospital quality policies set forth by CMS. Likewise, these data are also used to monitor progress in CDI prevention for the HHS National Action Plan to Prevent HAIs.