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Infection in the Urinary Tract

Some hospital patients need a urinary catheter. Patients with catheters are at risk for developing a dangerous infection in the urinary tract known as a catheter-associated urinary tract infection (CAUTI). These infections can lead to other complications and increase recovery time. Hospitals report their CAUTIs to the CDC's National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN) and give Leapfrog permission to obtain that information directly from NHSN.


Reporting Period 

  • 04/01/2019 - 12/31/2019 and 07/01/2020 - 09/30/2020

Patients Included in the Measure

  • Inpatients (Patients who are admitted to the hospital for at least one overnight stay)

  • Adults and Children