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Catheter-associated urinary tract infections

This measure tracks urinary tract infections caused by a catheter, a flexible tube inserted into the bladder to collect urine. Patients who aren't able to control their bladders, such as the elderly and very ill, may have urinary catheters for an extended period of time.

Hospitals follow careful procedures to prevent catheter-associated urinary tract infections. Examples include making sure patients get enough fluids, giving antibiotics to patients who need catheters for long periods of time and removing urinary catheters as soon as they no longer are needed.

This measure compares the number of catheter-associated urinary tract infections in the hospital's intensive care unit (ICU) to those of other hospitals nationwide, using information from the National Healthcare Safety Network. The result is adjusted to correct for certain factors, such as the size and type of the hospital or ICU.

Catheter-associated Urinary Tract Infections


January 2012- 
June 2012

MU Health Care No different than U.S. national rate

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