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Avoiding inappropriate urinary catheter use and catheter-associated urinary tract infection (CAUTI): a pre-post control intervention study

  • Vicki Parker1,
  • Michelle Giles2Email author,
  • Laura Graham2,
  • Belinda Suthers3,
  • Wendy Watts2,
  • Tony O’Brien4 and
  • Andrew Searles5
BMC Health Services ResearchBMC series – open, inclusive and trusted201717:314

Received: 2 February 2017

Accepted: 26 April 2017

Published: 2 May 2017

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2 Feb 2017 Submitted Original manuscript
3 Apr 2017 Author responded Author comments - Vicki Parker
Resubmission - Version 2
3 Apr 2017 Submitted Manuscript version 2
26 Apr 2017 Editorially accepted
2 May 2017 Article published 10.1186/s12913-017-2268-2

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Authors’ Affiliations

School of Nursing, University of New England, Armidale, Australia
Hunter New England Nursing and Midwifery Research Centre, James Fletcher Campus, Newcastle, Australia
Respiratory and General Medicine, John Hunter Hospital, New Lambton Heights, Australia
School of Nursing and Midwifery, University of Newcastle, Callaghan, Australia
Hunter Medical Research Institute (HMRI), New Lambton Heights, Australia