TJC Announces National Patient Safety Goal Addressing CAUTI

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The Joint Commission has approved a new National Patient Safety Goal for 2012 related to catheter-associated urinary tract infection (CAUTI) prevention in hospitals.  The goal requires implementation of evidence-based practices to prevent CAUTIs, which account for up to 80 percent of all healthcare acquired infections (HAIs).

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