Texas Health Care-Safety (HAI/PAE) Reports by Healthcare Facility

Health Care-Associated Infections (HAI) Reports by Healthcare Facility

People can get infections from hospitals, surgery centers or other places that offer health care. This is a big public health problem. A recent survey showed that 722,000 infections (HAIs) occurred in 2011 in the United States. This means that about 4% of hospital patients ended up with at least one infection. All hospitals, clinics and other health care facilities know that stopping HAIs is vital. These HAIs are still a major cause of disease, loss of life and high medical costs. So, laws were put in place to report these infections to the public. There are ways to help manage and prevent them. DSHS created a system to track HAIs. General hospitals and surgery centers are required to report the following HAIs:

  • Central line associated bloodstream infections (CLABSIs): These are infections in the blood that happen when a central line (tube that carries medicine and other treatments into a patient’s body) is used in a patient.
  • Catheter associated urinary tract infections (CAUTIs): These are infections in a patient’s urinary tract (often referred to as a urinary tract infection or UTI) after a tube is placed in a patient that allows urine to pass out of the patient.
  • Surgical Site Infections (SSIs): These infections happen in a patient’s body after the patient has surgery.

Preventable Adverse Events

Preventable Adverse Events can result in harm to patients in healthcare facilities. These events happen because of something that went wrong or was not done while the patient was being cared for. Texas law requires general hospitals and surgery centers to report certain events to DSHS. To learn more, click here or click on Understanding the PAE Data on the left side of this page.

Assistive Technology Users

If you use assistive technology and the format of any material on our website interferes with your ability to access the information, please contact HAITexas@dshs.texas.gov or PAETexas@dshs.texas.gov or call (512)776-7676.

!!! NOTICE !!!

Normal reporting deadlines will resume starting January 1, 2018. The 1st quarter 2018 HAI and PAE data are due in June 2018.

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By using the Search Box below, you can find a report for a specific hospital or ambulatory surgery center in the state of Texas. The report will include the Health Care Associated Infections (HAIs) and/or Preventable Adverse Events (PAEs) that the facility reported for the specified time frame. (Note: Each health care facility reports their own cases and the information is not confirmed by DSHS.)

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