CONCORD, N.H. — A new report shows about the same number of patients acquired infections in New Hampshire hospitals last year compared to the year before.
The Department of Health and Human Services collects annual data about surgical site infections, bloodstream infections associated with central lines and urinary tract infections associated with catheters. The latest report, released Tuesday, shows a total of 202 infections in 2016, compared to 200 infections the previous year. Altogether, there were 124 surgical site infections in 2015, 19 central line infections and 59 catheter infections.
The state says there were fewer infections than predicted in New Hampshire compared to national data.
The report also provides information on compliance with measures to prevent infections, as well as flu vaccination coverage among hospital staff.