The potential impact of excluding funguria from the surveillance definition of catheter-associated urinary tract infection.
Funguria rarely represents true infection in the urinary tract. Excluding yeast from the catheter-associated urinary tract infection (CAUTI) surveillance definition reduced CAUTI rates by nearly 25% in community hospitals and at an academic, tertiary-care medical center.
Dicks, KV; Baker, AW; Durkin, MJ; Lewis, SS; Moehring, RW; Anderson, DJ; Sexton, DJ; Chen, LF
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