Treated-and-released urinary catheterization in the emergency department by sex.
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]
Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO.
Baptist MD Anderson Cancer Center, Jacksonville, FL.
- Published Article
American journal of infection control
- Publication Date
Aug 01, 2017
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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