Recent changes in the NHSN definition for UTI: for better AND worse.


To the Editor: The NHSN surveillance definitions for urinary tract infection (UTI) have been changed twice in the last 6 months. In January 2009, the NHSN removed ‘‘asymptomatic bacteriuria’’ (ASB) from criteria used to diagnose UTIs. The NHSN added a new surveillance category known as ‘‘Asymptomatic Bacteremic UTI’’ (ABUTI) in March 2009. Although we… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.ajic.2009.07.004

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