Accepted for Publication: September 22, 2012.
Published Online: March 25, 2013. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2013.101
Author Contributions:Study concept and design: Saint, Greene, Kowalski, and Krein. Acquisition of data: Greene, Kowalski, Watson, and Krein. Analysis and interpretation of data: Saint, Greene, Kowalski, Hofer, and Krein. Drafting of the manuscript: Saint and Greene. Critical revision of the manuscript for important intellectual content: All authors. Statistical analysis: Greene and Hofer. Obtained funding: Saint, Kowalski, and Krein. Administrative, technical, and material support: Kowalski. Study supervision: Saint and Watson.
Conflict of Interest Disclosures: Dr Saint has received numerous honoraria and speaking fees from academic medical centers, hospitals, group-purchasing organizations (eg, VHA, Premier), specialty societies, state-based hospital associations, and nonprofit foundations (eg, Michigan Health and Hospital Association, Institute for Healthcare Improvement) for lectures about CAUTI and implementation science. Mr Watson is employed by the Michigan Health and Hospital Association.
Funding/Support: This project was supported in part by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan Foundation (Dr Saint) and grant 5 R01 NR010700 from the National Institute of Nursing Research (Drs Saint and Krein).
Disclaimer: The views expressed in this article are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the position or policy of the Department of Veterans Affairs.
Additional Contributions: Carolyn Gould, MD, MSCR, Scott Fridkin, MD, Jason Snow, PhD, and Paul Malpiedi, MPH, of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and Jennie Finks, DVM, MVPH, of the Michigan Department of Community Health assisted in estimating and providing the SIR data reported in this article.