Catheter associated urinary tract infections (CAUTI) are much lower in Michigan according to a new study. The data seem to be associated with hospitalized patients versus those with long-term indwelling catheters living at home. Also, the only hints at what might be responsible for the reduction in UTI incidence were references to timely removal of catheters. Also there was mention of increased use of bladder scanners.
I requested information about possible reduction in UTIs for those with longer-term indwelling catheters. I will update this page as soon as I know more.
Read the article from the University Of Michigan’s The University Record Online: https://ur.umich.edu/1213/Apr01_13/4481-michigan-hospitals-lead