CAUTI

Catheter Associated Urinary Tract Infections (CAUTI) are infections related to indwelling urinary catheters.1

Resources

  1. https://www.americannursetoday.com/dont-get-caught-in-the-cauti-trap/

 

Australia

  • estimate that each CAUTI costs between $1200 and $4700 USD1
  • accounts for 40% of all Australian healthcare-associated infections (HAI)2

UK:

  • costs the National Health Service between £1.0–2.5 billion and accounts for ∼2100 deaths per year3

US:

  • CAUTIs account for 30-40% of all infections in hospitalized patients, making it one of the most common forms of healthcare associated infections and leads to roughly 13,000 deaths per year.4
  • Overall, the costs associated with CAUTI in the US can cost up to $450 million per year.5

Resources

  1. https://bmchealthservres.biomedcentral.com/track/pdf/10.1186/s12913-017-2268-2
  2. http://www.publish.csiro.au/hi/Fulltext/hi14035
  3. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4673556/
  4. https://www.americannursetoday.com/dont-get-caught-in-the-cauti-trap/
  5. https://nursing.duke.edu/sites/default/files/yatim_et_al-2016-international_journal_of_urological_nursing.pdf