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Treated-and-released urinary catheterization in the emergency department by sex.

Authors
  • Vouri, Scott Martin1
  • Olsen, Margaret A2
  • Theodoro, Daniel2
  • Strope, Seth A3
  • 1 Department of Pharmacy Practice, St. Louis College of Pharmacy, St. Louis, MO; Center for Health Outcomes Research and Education, St. Louis College of Pharmacy, St. Louis, MO. Electronic address: [email protected]
  • 2 Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO.
  • 3 Baptist MD Anderson Cancer Center, Jacksonville, FL.
Type
Published Article
Journal
American journal of infection control
Publication Date
Aug 01, 2017
Volume
45
Issue
8
Pages
905–910
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1016/j.ajic.2017.02.025
PMID: 28410824
Source
Medline
Keywords
License
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Abstract

The rate of UC in treated-and-released ED visits was higher in men than women, and UC rate increased with age. The heterogeneity of conditions coded in UC visits in women compared with men may suggest more potentially avoidable UC in women in the treated-and-released ED population. If confirmed, this would suggest opportunities for quality improvement in the ED to prevent overutilization of urinary catheters.

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