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Reducing urinary tract infections in care homes by improving hydration

Abstract:

Dehydration may increase the risk of urinary tract infections (UTIs), which can lead to confusion, falls, acute kidney injury and hospital admission. We aimed to reduce the number of UTIs in care home residents which require admission to hospital. The principal intervention was the introduction of seven structured drink rounds every day accompanied by staff training and raising awareness. UTIs requiring antibiotics reduced by 58% and UTIs requiring hospital admissions reduced by 36%, when ave...

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Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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10.1136/bmjoq-2018-000563

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
Experimental Psychology
Role:
Author
Publisher:
BMJ Publishing Group
Journal:
BMJ Open Quality (ESSN: 2399-6641) More from this journal
Volume:
8
Issue:
3
Pages:
Article :e000563
Publication date:
2019-07-10
Acceptance date:
2019-06-24
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ISSN:
2399-6641
Pmid:
31363503
Language:
English
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pubs:1037348
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uuid:6a02a24a-099c-42d7-bcb3-2d029db5420f
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pubs:1037348
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1037348
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2019-11-13

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