AHRQ Releases CAUTI Toolkit for Hospitals

November 25, 2015 | Strategic Insights for Health System


​The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) has released a toolkit for reducing catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CAUTI) in hospitals. Based on the Comprehensive Unit-based Safety Program (CUSP), the customizable toolkit contains modules for implementation, sustainability, and resources including guides, tools, and archived webinars to build on an existing AHRQ CUSP toolkit. In a press release, AHRQ states that CAUTIs affect up to 250,000 hospital patients annually at a cost of $250 million.

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