Ventilator Associated Pneumonia (VAP)

Our Rates

All hospitals with ICUs required to report into the Critical Care Information System (CCIS) - a centralized data collection system where hospitals report a variety of critical care information - must publicly report the VAP indicator data. These hospitals are considered "eligible" for VAP reporting.


These Ontario hospitals are posting their quarterly VAP rate and case count for those infections acquired in their facility, using the following formula:

    total # of ICU cases of VAP after 48 hours of mechanical ventilation    
total # of ventilator days for ICU patients 18 years and older x 1000



Q4 2019/2020 Q1 2020/2021 Q2 2020/2021 Q3 2020/2021
Number of new VAP cases 2 6 1 1
VAP Rate 9.85 20.27 5.65 5.35