North Carolina Leads States Nationally in SIR (standardized infection ratio)!

North Carolina leads states nationally in SIR (standardized infection ratio). The Central Line–associated Blood Stream Infections (CLABSI) Score is reported using a Standardized Infection Ratio (SIR). This calculation compares the number of central line infections in a hospital’s intensive care unit to a national benchmark based on data reported to NHSN from 2006 – 2008. The result is adjusted based on certain factors such as the type and size of a hospital or ICU. State-specific Standardized Infection Ratios (SIRs) and facility-specific percentiles,