Foley catheter practices and knowledge among Minnesota physicians.
Am J Infect Control. 2010 Nov;38(9):694-700
Authors: Drekonja DM, Kuskowski MA, Johnson JR
Urinary catheter use is common, and physicians are often unaware of the presence of a catheter in a patient. Despite this, and despite a recent policy change classifying catheter-associated urinary tract infection (CAUTI) as nonreimbursable, little is known regarding physicians' knowledge and attitudes regarding catheters, or their responses to the policy change.
PMID: 20605268 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]