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  1. Sujijantartarat, R. and Booth, R. S. and Davis, L. L., Nosocomial urinary tract infection: nursing-sensitive quality indicator in a Thai hospital., Journal of Nursing Care Quality, vol. 20 no. 2 (2005 Apr-Jun), pp. 134-139, ISSN 1057-3631
    (last updated on 2010/10/20)

    Abstract:
    The purposes of this study were to examine relationships among 3 of the American Nurses Association's 10 nursing-sensitive quality indicators: nursing hours per patient day, percentage of RNs, and nosocomial urinary tract infection (NUTI), and to identify the best predictor of NUTI in a hospital in Thailand. The results showed a negative relationship between nursing hours per patient day and NUTIs, indicating that with more nursing hours per day, there were fewer NUTI. These findings document the importance of nursing staff in minimizing hospital-acquired urinary tract infection.

    Keywords:
    Adult • Aged • Cross Infection • Female • Humans • Incidence • Male • Middle Aged • Personnel Staffing and Scheduling* • Prospective Studies • Quality Indicators, Health Care* • Regression Analysis • Risk Factors • Thailand • Urinary Catheterization • Urinary Tract Infections • adverse effects* • epidemiology • etiology • nursing* • prevention & control*