Comparison of non-intensive care unit (ICU) versus ICU rates of catheter-associated urinary tract infection in community hospitals.

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Journal Article

We describe and compare the epidemiology of catheter-associated urinary tract infection (CAUTI) occurring in non-intensive care unit (ICU) versus ICU wards in a network of community hospitals over a 2-year period. Overall, 72% of cases of CAUTI occurred in non-ICU patients, which indicates that this population is an important target for dedicated surveillance and prevention efforts.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Lewis, SS; Knelson, LP; Moehring, RW; Chen, LF; Sexton, DJ; Anderson, DJ

Published Date

  • July 2013

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 34 / 7

Start / End Page

  • 744 - 747

PubMed ID

  • 23739080

Pubmed Central ID

  • 23739080

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1559-6834

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1086/671000

Language

  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States