The purpose of this study was to understand how hospitals monitor and prevent catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CAUTIs). Through semi-structured in-depth interviews with 193 hospital infection preventionists, this study examined (1) the types of surveillance systems used by hospitals, (2) why one form of surveillance was chosen over others, and (3) the association between surveillance strategies and changes in infection rates as reported in the CMS Hospital Compare data.
D. Adam Nicholson
This study was conducted with support from the staff at the Center for Survey Research at Indiana University and used the Center's centralized telephone interviewing facility located on the Bloomington campus.
This study is supported by funding from the Social Science Research Commons and the College of Arts and Sciences at Indiana University-Bloomington.