A Point Prevalence Cross-Sectional Study of Healthcare-Associated Urinary Tract Infections in Six Australian Hospitals

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This publication was originally published as:

Gardner A., Mitchell B., Beckingham W., & Fasugba, O. (2014). A point prevalence cross-sectional study of healthcare-associated urinary tract infections in six Australian hospitals. BMJ Open, 4. pp. 1-9. doi:10.1136/bmjopen-2014-005099

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Surveillance to Prevent Urinary Tract Infections

Partner/Funding Body: Ian Potter Foundation

Avondale Researchers: A/Prof Brett Mitchell

Year Awarded: 2014

This project established a national point prevalence study of urinary tract infections in over 100 healthcare facilities in Australia.

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3 High Impact

Details of Project

Urinary tract infections (UTIs) account for over 30% of healthcare-associated infections. The aim of this study was to determine healthcare-associated UTI (HAUTI) and catheter-associated UTI (CAUTI) point prevalence in six Australian hospitals to inform a national point prevalence process and compare two internationally accepted HAUTI definitions. We also described the level and comprehensiveness of clinical record documentation, microbiology laboratory and coding data at identifying HAUTIs and CAUTIs.


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