A multimodal intervention to reduce urinary catheter use and associated infection at a veterans affairs medical center.
Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2013 Jun;34(6):631-3
Authors: Miller BL, Krein SL, Fowler KE, Belanger K, Zawol D, Lyons A, Bye C, Rickelmann MA, Smith J, Chenoweth C, Saint S
We assessed the impact of a quality improvement intervention to reduce urinary catheter use and associated urinary tract infections (UTIs) at a single hospital. After implementation, UTIs were reduced by 39% ([Formula: see text]). Additionally, we observed a slight decrease in catheter use and the number of catheters without an appropriate indication.
PMID: 23651896 [PubMed - in process]