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Given that CAUTIs have been prevalent for years in the healthcare setting, why now? Some thoughts I had included: is there current data on the development of antibiotic resistance to CAUTIs-- do we have a CAUTI superbug on the way perhaps? Is there data to suggest CAUTIs are a "lower-hanging" cost-saving measure relative to other HAIs? Are CAUTIs a prime example of medical error on the part of healthcare workers-- meaning, are urinary catheters being utilized without appropriate indication more so than other interventions?