Infections in Australian Aged-Care Facilities: Evaluating the Impact of Revised McGeer Criteria for Surveillance of Urinary Tract Infections

Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2016 May;37(5):610-2. doi: 10.1017/ice.2016.7. Epub 2016 Feb 4.

Abstract

Our survey of 112 Australian aged-care facilities demonstrated the prevalence of healthcare-associated infections to be 2.9%. Urinary tract infections (UTIs) defined by McGeer criteria comprised 35% of all clinically defined UTIs. To estimate the infection burden in these facilities where microbiologic testing is not routine, modified surveillance criteria for UTIs are necessary.

Publication types

  • Multicenter Study
  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Aged
  • Aged, 80 and over
  • Australia / epidemiology
  • Cross Infection / diagnosis*
  • Cross Infection / epidemiology*
  • Female
  • Homes for the Aged / statistics & numerical data*
  • Humans
  • Infection Control
  • Male
  • Nursing Homes / statistics & numerical data*
  • Population Surveillance
  • Risk Factors
  • Surveys and Questionnaires
  • Urinary Tract Infections / diagnosis*
  • Urinary Tract Infections / epidemiology*