The Potential Impact of Excluding Funguria from the Surveillance Definition of Catheter-Associated Urinary Tract Infection

Kristen V. Dicks, Arthur W. Baker, Michael J. Durkin, Sarah S. Lewis, Rebekah W. Moehring, Deverick J. Anderson, Daniel J. Sexton, Luke F. Chen

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Abstract

Funguria rarely represents true infection in the urinary tract. Excluding yeast from the catheter-Associated urinary tract infection (CAUTI) surveillance definition reduced CAUTI rates by nearly 25% in community hospitals and at an academic, tertiary-care medical center.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)467-469
Number of pages3
JournalInfection Control and Hospital Epidemiology
Volume36
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - 2015

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