Implementation of a statewide, standardized infection prevention initiative reduced rates of catheter-associated urinary tract infections by 25%

Summary: More frequent use of standardized preventive practices to reduce unnecessary catheter use  in Michigan reduced the rate of urinary catheter associated infections in hospitals by 25% over a one-year time-period. 

Saint S, Greene MT, Kowalski CP, Watson SR, Hofer TP, Krein SL. 2013. Preventing catheter-associated urinary tract infection in the United States: a national comparative study. JAMA Intern Med. 2013 May 27;173(10):874-9. PMID: 23529579