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Infection prevention and control [QS61]

Measuring the use of this guidance

Statement: 4

People who need a urinary catheter have their risk of infection minimised by the completion of specified procedures necessary for the safe insertion and maintenance of the catheter and its removal as soon as it is no longer needed.

Quality standard measure: Incidence of catheter-associated urinary tract infection.
What was measured: Proportion of reported patients who had both a catheter and a urinary tract infection.
Data collection end: May 2012
1.5%
Data collection end: May 2013
1%
Data collection end: May 2014
0.78%
Data collection end: May 2015
0.9%
Data collection end: May 2016
0.7%
Area covered: England
Source: NHS Digital. NHS Safety Thermometer: Patient Harms and Harm Free Care



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