volume 25, issue 1, P103-115 2011
DOI: 10.1016/j.idc.2010.11.005
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Carol E. Chenoweth, Sanjay Saint

Abstract: Catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CAUTIs) account for approximately 40% of all health care-associated infections. Despite studies showing benefit of interventions for prevention of CAUTI, adoption of these practices has not occurred in many healthcare facilities in the United States. As urinary catheters account for the majority of healthcare-associated UTIs, the most important interventions are directed at avoiding placement of urinary catheters and promoting early removal when appropriate. Altern…

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