The potential impact of excluding funguria from the surveillance definition of catheter-associated urinary tract infection.


Funguria rarely represents true infection in the urinary tract. Excluding yeast from the catheter-associated urinary tract infection (CAUTI) surveillance definition reduced CAUTI rates by nearly 25% in community hospitals and at an academic, tertiary-care medical center. 
DOI: 10.1017/ice.2014.72


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