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What does it mean?

Catheter - associated urinary tract infection is the most common health care–associated infection worldwide and is a result of the widespread use of urinary catheterization. Indwelling urinary catheters are the cause of this infection. An indwelling catheter is a tube inserted into the urinary passage . It drains urine from the bladder into a collection bag. A catheter may be used after surgery or if patient cannot control the bladder function, and there is a need to closely monitor how much urine the kidneys are producing.This indicator measures the number of urinary catheter related infections per 1000 catheter days.

What does it indicate?

The lower the rate of infection implies stringent protocols and infection control practices as well as quicker recovery for the patient.

International Bench Mark 4.02 *
Reference National Healthcare Safety Network, US
Apollo Hospitals Score 0.41 **

* References chosen for the benchmark of each indicator, are the best of class for that respective indicator
** All values audited and validated by the Apollo Clinical Audit Team

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