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 2020/2021Q4 2020/2021 
Number of new VAP cases 2 4 1 0 2
VAP Rate 9.85 20.27 5.65 07.66 

Q1 2021/2022Q2 2021/2022Q3 2021/2022Q4 2021/2022
Number of new VAP cases0220
VAP Rate0.006.5712.660.00

Q1 2022/2023Q2 2022/2023Q3 2022/2023Q4 2022/2023
Number of new VAP cases000
VAP Rate0.000.000.0011.11


Q1 2023/2024Q2 2023/2024Q3 2023/2024Q4 2023/2024
Number of new VAP cases100-
VAP Rate9.2600-