The direct costs of nosocomial catheter-associated urinary tract infection in the era of managed care.

@article{Tambyah2002TheDC,
  title={The direct costs of nosocomial catheter-associated urinary tract infection in the era of managed care.},
  author={Paul Ananth Tambyah and Valerie Knasinski and Dennis George Maki},
  journal={Infection control and hospital epidemiology},
  year={2002},
  volume={23 1},
  pages={27-31}
}
OBJECTIVE To determine the additional direct costs of hospitalization attributable to catheter-associated urinary tract infection (CAUTI) in 1,497 newly catheterized patients. DESIGN Prospective observational and laboratory study. SETTING University hospital. METHODS Data were collected on risk factors for CAUTI (defined as > 10(3) colony-forming units [CFU]/mL), severity of illness, and diagnostic and therapeutic interventions in consenting newly catheterized patients. Daily urine… CONTINUE READING

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