Journal Club: Developing a user-friendly report for electronically assisted surveillance of catheter-associated urinary tract infections

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Abstract

The article chosen for this Journal Club commentary describes the development and testing of a report format using automated data to report urinary catheter utilization and catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CAUTIs).1 This research sought to address a gap in knowledge regarding the optimal display and content of data reports, communicating to diverse audiences, which used surveillance data from Department of Veterans Affairs’ electronic health records. The specific research aim of this project was to develop and pilot test report formats deemed usable and trustworthy by the end user, and discover the best way to deliver to the ideal audience automated data, which is formatted and presented in a way that is acceptable to the end user.

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