Table FStrength of evidence for combinations targeting CAUTI

SOECombinationOutcomeNumber/Type of Studies
ModerateBase strategies + provider reminder systemAdherence: overall urinary catheterization3 controlled studies66,69,70
1 interrupted time series67
2 simple before-after35,68
InsufficientBase strategies + audit and feedback + provider reminder systemAdherence: appropriate urinary catheterization1 simple before-after71
Infection rate1 interrupted time series23
Base strategies + audit and feedbackAdherence: overall urinary catheterization1 simple before-after61
Adherence: hand hygiene1 simple before-after14
Infection rate3 simple before-after14,61,64
Adherence and infection rates2 simple before-after14,61
Base strategies + provider reminder systemAdherence: inappropriate urinary catheterization1 controlled study66
1 interrupted time series67
Adherence: correctly inserted urinary catheters1 controlled study70
Infection rate1 controlled study66
1 interrupted time series67
1 simple before-after35
Adherence and infection rates1 controlled study66
1 interrupted time series67
1 simple before-after35

Abbreviations: CAUTI = catheter-associated urinary tract infection; SOE = strength of evidence.

Note: The base strategies are organizational change and provider education.

From: Executive Summary

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