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Introducing a catheter-associated urinary tract infection (CAUTI) prevention guide to patient safety (GPS)

  • Sanjay Saint
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    Address correspondence to: Sanjay Saint, MD, MPH, University of Michigan Medical School, 2800 Plymouth Rd, Bldg 16, Rm 433W, Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2800.
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    Hospital Outcomes Program of Excellence, Department of Veterans Affairs, Ann Arbor Healthcare System, Ann Arbor, MI

    Department of Internal Medicine, University of Michigan Medical School, Ann Arbor, MI

    Veterans Affairs/University of Michigan Patient Safety Enhancement Program, Ann Arbor, MI
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  • Elissa Gaies
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    Hospital Outcomes Program of Excellence, Department of Veterans Affairs, Ann Arbor Healthcare System, Ann Arbor, MI

    Veterans Affairs/University of Michigan Patient Safety Enhancement Program, Ann Arbor, MI
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  • Karen E. Fowler
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    Hospital Outcomes Program of Excellence, Department of Veterans Affairs, Ann Arbor Healthcare System, Ann Arbor, MI

    Veterans Affairs/University of Michigan Patient Safety Enhancement Program, Ann Arbor, MI
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  • Molly Harrod
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    Hospital Outcomes Program of Excellence, Department of Veterans Affairs, Ann Arbor Healthcare System, Ann Arbor, MI

    Veterans Affairs/University of Michigan Patient Safety Enhancement Program, Ann Arbor, MI
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  • Sarah L. Krein
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    Hospital Outcomes Program of Excellence, Department of Veterans Affairs, Ann Arbor Healthcare System, Ann Arbor, MI

    Department of Internal Medicine, University of Michigan Medical School, Ann Arbor, MI

    Veterans Affairs/University of Michigan Patient Safety Enhancement Program, Ann Arbor, MI
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Published:February 26, 2014DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ajic.2013.12.019
      Catheter-associated urinary tract infection, 1 of the hospital-acquired conditions targeted for reduction by the US government, is challenging to prevent. We therefore developed a self-assessment tool (a catheter-associated urinary tract infection prevention guide to patient safety) based on extensive qualitative evaluations. We describe the rationale, features, and utility of such a quality improvement tool.

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