Nosocomial urinary tract infection: nursing-sensitive quality indicator in a Thai hospital.

Journal Article (Academic Article)

The purposes of this study were to examine relationships among 3 of the American Nurses Association's 10 nursing-sensitive quality indicators: nursing hours per patient day, percentage of RNs, and nosocomial urinary tract infection (NUTI), and to identify the best predictor of NUTI in a hospital in Thailand. The results showed a negative relationship between nursing hours per patient day and NUTIs, indicating that with more nursing hours per day, there were fewer NUTI. These findings document the importance of nursing staff in minimizing hospital-acquired urinary tract infection.

Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Sujijantartarat, R; Booth, RS; Davis, LL

Published Date

  • May 2005

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 20 / 2

Start / End Page

  • 134 - 139

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1057-3631

Language

  • English