A Quality Improvement Initiative to Reduce Catheter-Associated Urinary Tract Infections by Decreasing Unnecessary Foley Catheter Use in Hospitalized Patients
Catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CAUTIs) represent 80% of urinary infections in a hospital setting . CAUTIs are not only the most common hospital associated infections, but also are the most avoidable, with up to 69% of the cases being preventable . Approximately nine thousands of deaths each year may be attributable to CAUTIs .Arch Nephrol Ren Stud, 2023, Volume 3, Issue 1, p1-2 | DOI: 10.33696/nephrology.2.009
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