Length of Stay and Mortality Associated with Healthcare-Associated Urinary Tract Infections: A Multi-State Model

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Mitchell, B. G., Ferguson, J. K., Anderson, M., Sear, J., & Barnett, A. (2016). Length of stay and mortality associated with healthcare-associated urinary tract infections: A multi-state model. Journal of Hospital Infection, 93(1), 92-99.

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Infection Control

Partner/Funding Body: ACIPC (Australian College of Infection Prevention Control)

Avondale Researchers: A/Prof Brett Mitchell

Other researchers: JF Ferguson (Hunter New England Health District)

Year Awarded: 2014

This project explored the burden of urinary tract infections in eight Australian hospitals. The project involved hospitals from the Hunter New England Health District and over 150, 000 patient admission over four years. We were able to, for the first time using appropriate methods, able to determine the effect this infection has on mortality and extra length of stay in hospital. The project is expected to be completed by the end of 2016.

Details of Project

This study explores how the emergence of antimicrobial resistance is of particular concern with respect to urinary tract infections, since the majority of causative agents are Gram negative bacteria. Healthcare-associated urinary tract infections (HAUTIs) are frequently associated with instrumentation of the urinary tract, specifically within dwelling catheters.


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