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).
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.