A pre and post intervention study to reduce unnecessary urinary catheter use on general internal medicine wards of a large academic health science center

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Title: A pre and post intervention study to reduce unnecessary urinary catheter use on general internal medicine wards of a large academic health science center
Authors: Wooller, Krista R.
Backman, Chantal
Gupta, Shipa
Jennings, Alison
Hasimja-Saraqini, Delvina
Forster, Alan J.
Date: 2018
Abstract: Urinary catheters are a common medical intervention, yet they can also be associated with harmful adverse events such as infection, urinary tract trauma, delirium and patient discomfort. The purpose of this study was to describe the use of the SafetyLEAP program to drive improvement efforts, and specifically to reduce the use of urinary catheters on general internal medicine wards.
URL: http://hdl.handle.net/10393/41475
DOI: 10.1186/s12913-018-3421-2
CollectionSciences de la santé - Publications // Health Sciences - Publications
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