Pennsylvania's Guide to Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) Surgery 2004 - Key Findings

Hospital-acquired Infections

In January 2004, hospitals began submitting data on hospital-acquired infections to PHC4. Specifically, hospitals were asked to provide data on the following hospital-acquired infections: in-dwelling catheter-associated urinary tract infections, ventilator-associated pneumonia, central line-associated bloodstream infections, and surgical site infections. Of the 13,359 patients who underwent CABG surgery in 2004, hospitals reported to PHC4 that 341 (2.6 percent) contracted one of these hospital-acquired infections during their hospital stay. The following chart shows differences in outcome results for these patients. Note that PHC4 data suggests that hospital-acquired infections were likely underreported for 2004.

CABG patients... In-hospital mortality rates Average post-surgical length of stay 7-day readmission rates 30-day readmission rates Average hospital charge
With a hospital-acquired infection 12.6% 22.9 days 13.2% 27.9% $314,666
Without a hospital-acquired infection 1.7% 6.7 days 5.0% 12.9% $105,488