The Use of Clinical Coding Data for the Surveillance of Healthcare-Associated Urinary Tract Infections in Australia

Brett G. Mitchell, Avondale College of Higher Education
John Ferguson, Hunter New England Health

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Given the trends in antimicrobial resistance, particularly for Gram-negative organisms, the surveillance of urinary tract infections (UTIs) has the potential to become increasingly important in the future. Whilst considering accuracy and efficiency, we undertook a cohort study in a large Australian health district to inform future discussions around surveillance approaches to healthcare-associated UTIs (HAUTI).