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Variation in the prevalence of urinary catheters: a profile of National Health Service patients in England

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Introduction

Harm from catheter-associated urinary tract infections is a common, potentially avoidable, healthcare complication. Variation in catheter prevalence may exist and provide opportunity for reducing harm, yet to date is poorly understood. This study aimed to determine variation in the prevalence of urinary catheters between patient groups, settings, specialities and over time.

Methods

A prospective study (July 2012 to April 2016) of National Health Servi...

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Publication status:
Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed
Version:
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10.1136/bmjopen-2016-013842

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Shackley, DC More by this author
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ORCID:
0000-0002-6175-1460
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Medical Sciences Division
Department:
Experimental Psychology
Oxford college:
St Edmund Hall
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NHS England More from this funder
Department of Health More from this funder
Publisher:
BMJ Publishing Group Publisher's website
Journal:
BMJ Open Journal website
Volume:
7
Issue:
6
Pages:
e013842
Publication date:
2017-06-23
Acceptance date:
2017-03-09
DOI:
EISSN:
2044-6055
ISSN:
2044-6055
Pubs id:
pubs:702241
URN:
uri:d2f367ff-f725-4425-b4a2-6202a765f24c
UUID:
uuid:d2f367ff-f725-4425-b4a2-6202a765f24c
Local pid:
pubs:702241

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