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Restriction of Foley catheters in older trauma patients improved outcomes

Key clinical point: A quality initiative to restrict Foley catheter use in older trauma patients reduced urinary tract infections.

Major finding: Patients who avoided a Foley catheter were compared with those who did not after the policy change, there was a significant reduction in urinary tract infection (4.81% vs. 17.4%; P = .014).

Data source: A retrospective single-center experience.

Disclosures: Dr. Konda reported a financial relationship with Stryker.


Konda SR. AAOS 2020.