This retrospective review of 4-year surveillance data revealed a higher central line-associated bloodstream infection (CLABSI) rate in non-Hispanic Black patients and higher catheter-associated urinary tract infection (CAUTI) rates in Asian and non-Hispanic Black patients compared with White patients despite similar catheter utilization between the groups.Reference:
Gettler EB, Kalu IC, Okeke NL, Lewis SS, Anderson DJ, Smith BA, Advani SD. Disparities in central line-associated bloodstream infection and catheter-associated urinary tract infection rates: An exploratory analysis. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2023 Apr 14:1-4. doi: 10.1017/ice.2023.63. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 37057848.