The “Point prevalence survey of healthcare associated infections and antimicrobial use in European acute care hospitals” protocol adopts the following definition of Urinary Tract Infection (UTI).
UTI-A: microbiologically confirmed symptomatic UTI:
UTI-B: not microbiologically confirmed symptomatic UTI:
UTI-C: asymptomatic bacteriuria (they are excluded from surveillance)* :
either of the following criteria:
Bloodstream infections secondary to asymptomatic bacteriuria must be reported as BSI with source (origin) S-UTI.
Link to European IC/HH Core Competencies
Area 3. Surveillance and investigation of healthcare associated infection (HAI)