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Appropriateness of Use of Indwelling Urinary Catheters in Patients Admitted to the Medical Service

  • Rajika L. Munasinghe (a1), Habeeb Yazdani (a1), Mohamed Siddique (a1) and Wasif Hafeez (a1)
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Of 836 medical admissions evaluated over a 1-month period, 89 (10.7%) had a urinary catheter placed within 24 hours; 34 placements (38%) had no justifiable indication. Risk for inappropriate catheterization was independent of age, gender, functional status, and mental status at admission. Preventive measures should focus on increasing awareness among healthcare providers.

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Department of Medicine, Sinai-Grace Hospital, Wayne State University/Detroit Medical Center, 6071 West Outer Dr, Detroit, MI 48235
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Infection Control & Hospital Epidemiology
  • ISSN: 0899-823X
  • EISSN: 1559-6834
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