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Catheter associated urinary tract infections account for 35% of all hospital acquired infections and cost approximately $12,000/each to treat.
Guideline for Prevention of Catheter Associated Urinary Tract Infections 2009.
Catheter associated urinary tract infections (CAUTI) are one of the most frequent infections and the daily risk of developing CAUTI is 3%-7% in the acute care setting.
The most common nosocomial (hospital induced) infection is catheter associated urinary tract infection.
The CMO also states in his report that the use of antibiotics should be restricted to purely treating a catheter associated urinary tract infection (CAUTI) and not to prevent infection.
For burn patients in particular, and hospital patients is general, catheter associated urinary tract infection (CAUTI) is a major health care problem.