Explore central line infections in the US

Explore how often one harmful infection occurs at hospitals near you

From July 2013 to June 2014, patients contracted over 9,500 central line infections, a dangerous and often preventable complication. Search for hospitals in your area, click on a point to show information, and explore more below.

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A bloodstream infection that occurs when germs enter a tube running through a major vein close to the heart.
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Any day a patient has a central line catheter counts as a central line day.
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A bloodstream infection that occurs when germs enter a tube running through a major vein close to the heart.
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Any day a patient has a central line catheter counts as a central line day.
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The data shows the period from July 2013 through June 2014. Hospital locations on map are based on government-provided data and may not be exact. Download the data.