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SHOW ME THE RECORDS: Hospital infection rates

Sunday, November 7, 2010 | 12:01 a.m. CDT

Each week, the Missourian highlights a government record that is available to the public. Open records help people keep government in check and help them better understand how government affects their lives.

For a complete list of Show Me the Records, go to http://columbiamissourian.com/records.

The records: Infection records from local hospitals. 

Why you'd want them: This data shows a hospital's infection records and how it compares to other health centers. For instance, the surgical site infection rate at University Health Care is 2.4 per 100 procedures compared to 1.8 statewide and 3.0 across the country. 

Where you get the records: The last year of records are available online at: www.dhss.mo.gov/HAI/. Click the "Infection Reporting Data" link at the bottom of the page.

Then search for the hospital or health center you are interested in.

How much it will cost: The information is free.


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