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

Brett G. Mitchell, Avondale College of Higher Education
John Ferguson, Hunter New England Health
Malcolm Anderson, Avondale College of Higher Education
Jacqueline Sear, Avondale College of Higher Education
Adrian G. Barnett, Queensland University of Technology

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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.