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2005 National Healthcare Quality Report

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Intensive care unit patients—catheter-associated urinary tract infection

Measure Source

Healthy People 2010, measure 14-20a.

Table

2.23 Catheter-associated urinary tract infections among adult intensive care unit patients, United States, 1998-2003.

Data Source

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Nosocomial Infections Surveillance (NNIS) System.

Denominator

Number of indwelling urinary catheter days among intensive care unit patients.

Numerator

Number of hospital-acquired indwelling urinary catheter-associated urinary tract infections among intensive care unit patients.

Comments

Data may not be representative of all U.S. hospitals. For each year of data collection, not all participating hospitals are represented.

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