Urinary Tract Infections
Catheter Associated Urinary Tract Infections (CAUTI)
Percentage of patients with a urinary tract infection related to the insertion of a urinary catheter during a hospital admission. (A lower percentage is better)
Why is this important?
Occasionally, during a hospital admission, a urinary catheter, or tube, is inserted to help empty your bladder. Inserting a urinary catheter during your hospital admission can increase your risk of acquiring a hospital-acquired infection. There are evidence-based, standardized infection prevention tools and techniques that we can use to reduce this risk in our continued efforts to provide safe and high quality care.
Data available from the Health Research and Educational Trust, California Hospital Engagement Network, November 2014.