Comparison of Non-Intensive Care Unit (ICU) versus ICU Rates of Catheter-Associated Urinary Tract Infection in Community Hospitals.
Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2013 Jul;34(7):744-7
Authors: Lewis SS, Knelson LP, Moehring RW, Chen LF, Sexton DJ, Anderson DJ
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.
PMID: 23739080 [PubMed - in process]