This large cohort of hospitals within and outside Michigan found hospitals within Michigan were significantly more likely to participate in CAUTI preventive measures (such as bladder scanning, removal protocols, and stop orders) compared to hospitals outside of Michigan. This coincided with a 25% reduction in CAUTI within Michigan, versus a 6% reduction in CAUTI in the US outside of Michigan. The consistent use of prevention tactics can significantly reduce CAUTI (abstract).
Dr. Scheurer is a clinical hospitalist and the Medical Director of Quality and Safety at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, South Carolina, and is Assistant Professor of Medicine. She is a graduate of the University of Tennessee College of Medicine, completed her residency at Duke University, and completed her Masters in Clinical Research at the Medical University of South Carolina. She also serves as the Web Editor and Physician Advisor for the Society of Hospital Medicine.