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The Impact of 2015 NHSN Catheter-associated Urinary Tract Infection (CAUTI) Definition Change on Central Line-associated Bloodstream Infection (CLABSI) Rates and CLABSI Prevention Efforts at an Academic Medical Center

  • Sonali D. Advani (a1), Rachael A. Lee (a2), Martha Long (a3), Mariann Schmitz (a3) and Bernard C. Camins (a2)...

The 2015 changes in the catheter-associated urinary tract infection definition led to an increase in central line-associated bloodstream infections (CLABSIs) and catheter-related candidemia in some health systems due to the change in CLABSI attribution. However, our rates remained unchanged in 2015 and further declined in 2016 with the implementation of new vascular-access guidelines.

Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 2018;878–880

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Address correspondence to Sonali Advani MD, MPH, Associate Hospital Epidemiologist, Yale-New Haven Hospital, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Section of Infectious Diseases, Yale University School of Medicine, 20 York St, HB 527, New Haven, CT 06510 (
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PREVIOUS PRESENTATION. The data from this study were presented in part at the 55th Annual Meeting of the Infectious Diseases Society of America, IDWeek 2017 on October 5, 2017, in San Diego, California, as a poster presentation (abstract 474) in the session “HAI: Surveillance Plus Reporting.”

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