Patient safety indicators

Patient safety indicators

At our Markham and Uxbridge sites, your safety is very important to us. We don’t want you to be worried about picking up an infection when staying at our hospital.

A healthcare-associated infection is when a patient is infected by a bacteria or virus during their stay at the hospital that they did not have before their stay.

To reduce this risk, we constantly practice and follow standards to prevent and control infections. To help ensure your safety, and in compliance with the public reporting process, we manage and keep track of our healthcare-associated infection rates, as well as hand washing rates. These are referred to as patient safety indicators (see below).

Monitoring patient safety indicators helps us understand where safety issues exist and what we need to do to improve.

Markham Stouffville Hospital

Hand washing by hospital care providers

Before patient contact

94.6%

of opportunities where providers
should and did wash their hands

After patient contact

94.7%

of opportunities where providers
should and did wash their hands

Surgical Safety Checklist completion

99.9%

of surgeries with completed safety checklists

C.difficile infections in hospital patients YTD

Rate of

0.19

per 1,000 inpatient days

Antibiotic-resistant bloodstream infections in hospital patients

Rate of

0.000

per 1,000 inpatient days

 

Uxbridge

Hand washing by hospital care providers

Before patient contact

91.6%

of opportunities where providers
should and did wash their hands

After patient contact

97.5%

of opportunities where providers
should and did wash their hands

C. difficile infections in hospital patients

Rate of

0.00

per 1,000 inpatient days

Antibiotic-resistant bloodstream infections in hospital patients

Rate of

0.000

per 1,000 inpatient days

 

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If you have any questions about the hospital’s infection prevention and control program, please contact call 905-472-7373 ext. 1605.