Comparison of metrics used to track central-line-associated bloodstream infections (CLABSIs) and catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CAUTIs) across a regional network.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

The paradoxical relationship between standardized infection ratio and standardized utilization ratio for catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CAUTIs) in contrast to central-line-associated bloodstream infections (CLABSIs), in addition to CAUTI definition challenges, incentivizes hospitals to focus their prevention efforts on urine culture stewardship rather than catheter avoidance and care.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Advani, SD; Smith, BA; Seidelman, J; Turner, N; Anderson, DJ; Lewis, SS

Published Date

  • July 16, 2021

Published In

Start / End Page

  • 1 - 3

PubMed ID

  • 34266514

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1559-6834

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1017/ice.2021.297


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States