from Stephan et al. 2006
published in Clin Infect Dis 42: 1544-1551
DOI 10.1086/503837

Reduction of Urinary Tract Infection and Antibiotic Use after Surgery: A Controlled, Prospective, Before-After Intervention Study

Optimized processes and interventions can lead to a reduction of specific HAIs (e.g. urinary tract infections)

Multimodal intervention implemented on orthopedic surgery patients. Abdominal surgery patients served as control. CAUTI incidence, adherence to guidelines and antibiotic use was observed before and after intervention and again 2 years after intervention. Incidence of CAUTI reduced from 10.4 to 3.9 episodes per 100 patients (~ 60 %). Antibiotic therapy after surgery also decreased from 17.9 to 15.5 daily doses (~14 %)