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HAI Data Analysis & Presentation Standardization Toolkit
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Healthcare-Associated Infections (HAI) Data Analysis and Presentation Standardization (DAPS) Toolkit

The Healthcare-Associated Infections (HAI) Data Analysis and Presentation Standardization (DAPS) Toolkit defines best practices and recommended methods for organizations, such as state and local health department HAI programs, to present HAI data to both technical and consumer audiences.

In 2013, the HAI DAPS workgroup was formed following the CSTE Position Statement ‘Healthcare-Associated Infections Data Presentation and Reporting Standardization’ (13-ID-02) which highlighted the need for guidelines in the current practice of public reporting of HAI data.

The toolkit aims to improve the ability for public health to tailor HAI reports to an intended audience segment, thereby increasing stakeholders’ capacity to understand and utilize HAI data and improving the ability of consumers to make informed choices regarding healthcare.

Learn more about the development of the toolkit and the workgroup in Katrina Hansen's November 13, 2015 CSTE Features blog.

HAI Data Analysis and Presentation Standardization Toolkit
This complete PDF includes all sections of the HAI DAPS Toolkit. For individual sections, see below.
1. Basic Overview and Table of Contents
High-level summary of the main toolkit recommendations, and explanations for each toolkit section
2. Toolkit Introduction
History and process of developing the toolkit and summary of relevant literature and prior research
3. Methods for Composing HAI Reports
Guidance for analyzing HAI data and sample text to include in a methods section of an HAI report
4. Consumer HAI Report Template
Sample HAI report targeted to healthcare consumers. Includes educational materials, sample language, and incorporates toolkit recommendations.
5. Technical HAI Report Template
Sample HAI report targeted to a technical and data-savvy audience. Includes details on statistical methodology and incorporates toolkit recommendations.
6. Additional Analytic and Display Considerations
Decision-making rationales, additional analytic & display ideas for HAI reports, and an overview of Maryland focus groups
7. Summary Data Table
HAI summary data table displaying data from all facilities
8. Consumer Data Tables
Example HAI data tables to be used in a Consumer HAI Report
9. Technical Data Tables
Example HAI data tables to be used in a Technical HAI Report
10. Process Measure Summary Data Table
Summary data table displaying process data (e.g., influenza vaccination) from all facilities
11. Healthcare Worker Influenza Vaccination Data Table
Example influenza vaccination data tables
12. Dissemination Strategies for an HAI report
Suggested methods to help publicize an HAI report and things to consider when working with the media
13. Toolkit Conclusion
Concluding thoughts on Toolkit implementation and future research needed
14. Toolkit Evaluation
Share your thoughts with us. Any challenges with implementing the toolkit?
15. List of Workgroup Members
16. Position Statement 13-ID-02
CSTE Position Statement that prompted the creation of the HAI DAPS Toolkit.
17. References
 
Technical Resources
This zip file includes images, SAS code, and sample SAS output that can be utilized when forming your state’s HAI report.

This toolkit is the product of the CSTE/CDC HAI Data Analysis and Presentation Standardization Workgroup. For more information on related activities, join the HAI Subcommittee.
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