Extended use of indwelling urinary catheters in postoperative hip fracture patients.

  title={Extended use of indwelling urinary catheters in postoperative hip fracture patients.},
  author={Heidi L. Wald and Anne M Epstein and Andrew M. Kramer},
  journal={Medical care},
  volume={43 10},
BACKGROUND Indwelling urinary catheters are used postoperatively in hip fracture care. Their use beyond the immediate postoperative period may result in excess nosocomial infections. OBJECTIVES The objectives of this study were to explore the relationship between extended indwelling urinary catheterization and outcomes for patients sustaining hip fracture discharged to skilled nursing facilities (SNFs), and to describe patient and hospital predictors of extended indwelling urinary… CONTINUE READING


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