Missouri Health Care-Associated Infection Reporting ← Knowledge Base Why was this web site developed? What does this web site contain? How can this web site be useful to me? Why were these infections and procedures selected? How do I interpret the tables? Where do the data come from? Why can't I find a particular hospital or ambulatory surgery center? Are the surgical site infection data adjusted for risk level? How can I keep from getting a healthcare-associated infection? Why are hospitals reporting head of bed (HOB) elevation rates instead of actual ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP) rates? What is head-of-bed (HOB) elevation and why is it being monitored and reported? Why are central line-associated bloodstream (CLAB) infections and surgical site infections (SSIs) reported as (half ), (empty circle ), or (full ), while head of bed (HOB) elevation data are reported numerically? Why aren’t such infections as methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), vancomycin-resistant enterococci (VRE) or Clostridium difficle reported on this site ? What are the reporting criteria for facilities?