Disparities in central line-associated bloodstream infection and catheter-associated urinary tract infection rates: An exploratory analysis

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Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2023 Apr 14:1-4. doi: 10.1017/ice.2023.63. Online ahead of print.


This retrospective review of 4-year surveillance data revealed a higher central line-associated bloodstream infection (CLABSI) rate in non-Hispanic Black patients and higher catheter-associated urinary tract infection (CAUTI) rates in Asian and non-Hispanic Black patients compared with White patients despite similar catheter utilization between the groups.

PMID:37057848 | DOI:10.1017/ice.2023.63

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