Hospital-Acquired Conditions

According to the United States Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, 132 out of 1,000 hospital patients experience a hospital-acquired condition (HAC).

At UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh, we’re dedicated to doing everything possible to prevent HACs. We partner with 82 children’s hospitals across the country to share ideas, track progress, and promote awareness through the pediatric initiative Solutions for Patient Safety.

We also track patient falls and hospital readmissions, with the goal of reducing their number as well.