Joint Commission releases R3 report looking at CAUTI

Accreditation Connection, October 3, 2011

The Joint Commission has just released a new R3 report examining the 2012 National Patient Safety Goal (NPSG) related to catheter-associated urinary tract infections, or CAUTI.

CAUTI is the leading healthcare-associated infection, with roughly 450,000 cases reported in hospitals every year. The Joint Commission added a new NPSG, going into effect January 1, 2012, to require hospitals to minimize the risks of CAUTI through better processes and practices.

For more information on the R3 report, visit The Joint Commission’s website.

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