Impact of changes in the NHSN catheter-associated urinary tract infection (CAUTI) surveillance criteria on the frequency and epidemiology of CAUTI in intensive care units (ICUs) - Abstract

The impact of the 2013 NHSN CAUTI definition on CAUTI rates was analyzed.

A total of 107 CAUTI episodes were identified; 60 according to NHSN 2013 definitions only and 47 according to the 2012 and 2013 definitions. Physician-diagnosed "other infections" were more common among patients who had CAUTI only according to NHSN 2013 definitions (P<.001).

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Neelakanta A, Sharma S, Kesani VP, Salim M, Pervaiz A, Aftab N, Mann T, Tashtoush N, Karino S, Dhar S, Kaye KS.   Are you the author?
Wayne State University/Detroit Medical Center, Detroit, Michigan.

Reference: Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2015 Mar;36(3):346-9.
doi: 10.1017/ice.2014.67

PubMed Abstract
PMID: 25695177

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