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Comparison of metrics used to track central-line–associated bloodstream infections (CLABSIs) and catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CAUTIs) across a regional network

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  16 July 2021

Sonali D. Advani*
Affiliation:
Division of Infectious Diseases, Duke University School of MedicineDurham, North Carolina Duke Infection Control Outreach Network, Durham, North Carolina
Becky A. Smith
Affiliation:
Division of Infectious Diseases, Duke University School of MedicineDurham, North Carolina Duke Infection Control Outreach Network, Durham, North Carolina
Jessica Seidelman
Affiliation:
Division of Infectious Diseases, Duke University School of MedicineDurham, North Carolina Duke Infection Control Outreach Network, Durham, North Carolina
Nicholas Turner
Affiliation:
Division of Infectious Diseases, Duke University School of MedicineDurham, North Carolina Duke Infection Control Outreach Network, Durham, North Carolina
Deverick J. Anderson
Affiliation:
Division of Infectious Diseases, Duke University School of MedicineDurham, North Carolina Duke Infection Control Outreach Network, Durham, North Carolina
Sarah S. Lewis
Affiliation:
Division of Infectious Diseases, Duke University School of MedicineDurham, North Carolina Duke Infection Control Outreach Network, Durham, North Carolina
*
Author for correspondence: Sonali Advani, E-mail: sonali.advani@duke.edu

Abstract

The paradoxical relationship between standardized infection ratio and standardized utilization ratio for catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CAUTIs) in contrast to central-line–associated bloodstream infections (CLABSIs), in addition to CAUTI definition challenges, incentivizes hospitals to focus their prevention efforts on urine culture stewardship rather than catheter avoidance and care.

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© The Author(s), 2021. Published by Cambridge University Press on behalf of The Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America

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Footnotes

PREVIOUS PRESENTATION. These data were accepted to The Sixth Decennial International Conference on Healthcare-Associated Infections Abstracts in March 2020 for a virtual poster presentation as Abstract 484: Global Solutions to Antibiotic Resistance in Healthcare.

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