The potential clinical and economic benefits of silver alloy urinary catheters in preventing urinary tract infection.

@article{Saint2000ThePC,
  title={The potential clinical and economic benefits of silver alloy urinary catheters in preventing urinary tract infection.},
  author={Sanjay Saint and David L. Veenstra and Sean D. Sullivan and Carol Chenoweth and A. Mark Fendrick},
  journal={Archives of internal medicine},
  year={2000},
  volume={160 17},
  pages={2670-5}
}
BACKGROUND Catheter-associated urinary tract infection (UTI) is associated with increased morbidity, mortality, and costs. A recent meta-analysis concluded that silver alloy catheters reduce the incidence of UTI by 3-fold; however, clinicians must decide whether the efficacy of such catheters is worth the extra per unit cost of $5.30. OBJECTIVE To assess the clinical and economic impact of using silver alloy urinary catheters in hospitalized patients. METHODS The decision model, performed… CONTINUE READING

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