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Medsurg Nurs. 2007 Jun;16(3):157-61.

Development of an evidence-based protocol for reduction of indwelling urinary catheter usage.

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Department of Medicine, Southern Illinois University School of Medicine, Springfield, IL, USA.

Abstract

Studies indicate 40% of indwelling urinary catheters are unnecessary in hospitalized patients (Gardam, Amihod, Orenstein, Consolacion, & Miller, 1998; Gokula, Hickner, & Smith, 2004). The results of a protocol developed to limit catheter use are described.

PMID:
17849921
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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