A Point Prevalence Cross-Sectional Study of Healthcare-Associated Urinary Tract Infections in Six Australian Hospitals
Community Engagement Type
Peer Reviewed Scholarly Publication
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
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.
Rate of Impact
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.
Gardner, Anne; Mitchell, Brett G.; Beckingham, Wendy; and Fasugba, Oyebola, "A Point Prevalence Cross-Sectional Study of Healthcare-Associated Urinary Tract Infections in Six Australian Hospitals" (2014). Faculty Engagement. 21.