UTI prevention in Older Patients with Foley Catheters Preloader

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Background. UTIs account for over 6 million patient visits to physicians per year in the United States.Approximately one fifth of those visits are to Emergency Departments.UTIs are the most common hospital acquired infection and 80% are attributable to indwelling urethral catheters12-16% of hospitalized patients will get a foley and half of them do NOT have a valid indication.Risk of UTI increases 3-7% every day with foley in situ..

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