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Question: What is being reported?

 

Answer: Begining April 30, all Ontario hospitals are posting quarterly VAP rates and case counts for those infections acquired in their facility, using the following formula:

 

total number of ICU cases of VAP after 48 hours of mechanical ventilation X 1000

total number of ventilator days for ICU patients 18 years and older

 

The ministry will publicly report and post on its website by hospital site:

  • The number of VAP cases. Where the number is zero (0) or cases total five (5) or more associated with that hospital site, the number will be posted. If the cases are fewer than 5 (i.e., 1 to 4 cases), it will state "<5 cases", and
  • The VAP rate (per 1000 ventilator days).

Question: What is York Central Hospital's VAP rate?

 

Answer: Rates can differ from quarter to quarter and from site to site for many reasons, including the fact that:

  • Some hospitals treat patients that are more seriously ill than others.
  • Very ill patients, especially ones that are chronically ventilated are the most prone to acquiring VAP.
  • Variations in the mix of patients (such as age, medical conditions) in an ICU can change from quarter to quarter, causing fluctuations in rates.

The analysis of VAP cases over time will certainly provide helpful information that we can use to make quality improvements in our organization.

 

See the Ventilator-associated Pneumonia Rate Reporting Fact Sheet for more inforamtion.

 

Mackenzie Health ventilator-associated pneumonia rates

Reporting Period

Case Count:

Rate per 1,000 ventilator days:

October 1 - December 31, 2016 0 0.0
July 1 - September 30, 2016 0 0.0
April 1 - June 30, 2016 1 0.89
January 1 - March 31, 2016 <5 0.75
October 1 - December 31, 2015 0 0.0
July 1 - September 30, 2015 0 0.0
April 1 - June 30, 2015 0 0.0
January 1 - March 31, 2015 <5 2.05
October 1 - December 31, 2014 0 0.0
July 1 - September 30, 2014 <5 1.05
April 1 - June 30, 2014 0 0.0
January 1 - March 31, 2014 >5 5.9
October 1 - December 31, 2013 0 0.0
July 1 - September 30, 2013 <5 1.06
April 1 - June 30, 2013 0 0.0
January 1 - March 31, 2013 0 0.0
October 1 - December 31, 2012 <5 2.19
July 1 - September 30, 2012 0 0.0
April 1 - June 30, 2012 <5 1.41
January 1 - March 31, 2012 0 0
October 1 - December 31, 2011 <5 1.29
July 1 - September 30, 2011 <5 1.06
April 1 - June 30, 2011 <5 1.19
January 1 - March 31, 2011 <5 1.00
October 1 - December 31, 2010

<5

2.87

July 1, 2010 - September 30, 2010

<5

2.34

April 1, 2010 - June 30, 2010

<5

2.39

January 1, 2010 - March 31, 2010

0

0.0

October to December 2009

<5

0.93

July 01 to September 30, 2009

<5

1.04

April 01 to June 30, 2009

<5

1.16

Jan. 01 to Mar. 31, 2009

<5

1.27

 

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