Catheter-associated Urinary Tract Infections (CAUTI)
Catheter-Associated Urinary Tract Infections

Executive summary

The Problem Urinary tract infections (UTI) account for 30% of all healthcare-associated infections (HAI) and 15-25% of patients receive a urinary catheter. Because 17%-69% of catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CAUTI) are preventable, including 380,000 cases and 9,000 deaths annually, and because the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) defined CAUTI as

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