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Catheter-associated urinary tract infection: does changing the definition change quality?
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  23388369     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently narrowed its definition of catheter-associated urinary tract infection (CAUTI) to exclude asymptomatic bacteriuria. Although CAUTI rates decreased after the definition was changed, rates of related measures remained relatively stagnant, which indicates that longitudinal measurements of CAUTI may be misleading and that the change in definition did not itself impact care.
Matthew J Press; Joshua P Metlay
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, Non-P.H.S.     Date:  2013-01-23
Journal Detail:
Title:  Infection control and hospital epidemiology : the official journal of the Society of Hospital Epidemiologists of America     Volume:  34     ISSN:  1559-6834     ISO Abbreviation:  Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol     Publication Date:  2013 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-02-07     Completed Date:  2013-09-18     Revised Date:  2014-03-06    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8804099     Medline TA:  Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  313-5     Citation Subset:  IM; N    
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MeSH Terms
Anti-Bacterial Agents / therapeutic use
Catheter-Related Infections / drug therapy,  epidemiology*
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (U.S.)
Multivariate Analysis
Poisson Distribution
Practice Guidelines as Topic
Retrospective Studies
United States / epidemiology
Urinary Tract Infections / drug therapy*,  epidemiology*,  etiology
Urine / microbiology
Grant Support
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0/Anti-Bacterial Agents

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