Urinary catheter indications in the United States: Results from a national survey of acute care hospitals

M. Todd Greene, Hiroko Kiyoshi-Teo, Heidi Reichert, Sarah Krein, Sanjay Saint

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Abstract

In a survey of acute care hospitals across the United States, we found that many hospitals use indwelling urinary catheters for reasons that are not medically necessary (eg, urinary incontinence without outlet obstruction and patient/family requests). Our findings highlight an opportunity to reduce unnecessary catheter use through promoting awareness of appropriate use.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)S96-S98
JournalInfection control and hospital epidemiology
Volume35
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 1 2014

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Epidemiology
  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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