Accepted for Publication: November 3, 2011.
Published Online: January 9, 2012. doi:10.1001/archinternmed.2011.627
Author Contributions:Study concept and design: Fakih, Watson, Greene, and Saint. Acquisition of data: Watson. Analysis and interpretation of data: Fakih, Greene, Kennedy, Olmsted, and Krein. Drafting of the manuscript: Fakih and Kennedy. Critical revision of the manuscript for important intellectual content: Fakih, Watson, Greene, Kennedy, Olmsted, Krein, and Saint. Statistical analysis: Greene and Kennedy. Obtained funding: Watson. Administrative, technical, and material support: Watson and Olmsted. Study supervision: Fakih and Saint.
Financial Disclosure: Drs Fakih, Krein, and Saint and Mr Watson each has a subcontract or contract to implement multistate CAUTI prevention with the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality/Health Educational and Research Trust. Dr Greene is a project manager on a multistate CAUTI prevention project with the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality/Health Educational and Research Trust. Mr Olmsted has provided professional consulting services to Arizant Healthcare, Bard Medical Division, ECOLAB, and Mintie. He has also served as faculty for presentations sponsored by Advanced Sterilization Products, Baxter Healthcare, BD, CareFusion, Ethicon, and several not-for-profit organizations. Mr Olmsted is also serving as an expert consultant on an extended faculty group for a multistate CAUTI prevention project with the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality/Health Educational and Research Trust. Dr Saint has received travel reimbursement and numerous honoraria from hospitals, academic medical centers, specialty societies, state societies (including the MHA), and other nonprofit organizations (including the Institute for Healthcare Improvement) for speaking about health care–associated infection prevention.
Additional Contributions: We thank Andrew Hickner, MSI, for his review of the manuscript.