Accepted for Publication: December 19, 2012.
Published Online: March 25, 2013. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2013.105
Author Contributions:Study concept and design: All authors. Acquisition of data: All authors. Analysis and interpretation of data: All authors. Drafting of the manuscript: Krein and Kowalski. Critical revision of the manuscript for important intellectual content: All authors. Statistical analysis: Krein and Kowalski. Obtained funding: Krein, Kowalski, and Saint. Administrative, technical, and material support: Kowalski. Study supervision: Krein and Saint.
Conflict of Interest Disclosures: Dr Saint has received numerous honoraria and speaking fees from academic medical centers, group-purchasing organizations (eg, Veterans Health Administration), hospitals, specialty societies, state-based hospital associations (eg, Michigan Health and Hospital Association), and nonprofit foundations (eg, Institute for Healthcare Improvement) for lectures about CAUTIs.
Funding/Support: This study was supported by grant 1R01NR010700 from the National Institute of Nursing Research, by the Department of Veterans Affairs, and by the Veterans Affairs/University of Michigan Patient Safety Enhancement Program.
Role of the Sponsors: The study sponsors had no role in the design or conduct of the study; the collection, management, analysis, and interpretation of the data; or the preparation, review, or approval of the manuscript.
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 or the US government.