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A Multimodal Intervention to Reduce Urinary Catheter Use and Associated Infection at a Veterans Affairs Medical Center

Brady L. Miller MPH, Sarah L. Krein PhD RN, Karen E. Fowler MPH, Karen Belanger MS RD, Debbie Zawol MSN APRN ACNS-BC, Amy Lyons RN MS, Crystal Bye BSN RN, Mary Ann Rickelmann MS RN, JoEllyn Smith MSN RN, Carol Chenoweth MD MS and Sanjay Saint MD MPH
Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology
Vol. 34, No. 6 (June 2013), pp. 631-633
DOI: 10.1086/670624
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.1086/670624
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A Multimodal Intervention to Reduce Urinary Catheter Use and Associated Infection at a Veterans Affairs Medical Center
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Abstract

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% (). Additionally, we observed a slight decrease in catheter use and the number of catheters without an appropriate indication.

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