Table 3

Indications for inappropriate use of indwelling urethra catheters at initial placement and the survey day
Initial placement (%) Prevalence survey (%)
Inappropriate indication (n) 148 214
Urinary incontinence without open sacral or perineal wounds (n) 35.8 (53) 28.0 (60)
Ulcer prevention (n) 10.8 (16) 5.1 (11)
No real need for monitoring of urine output (n) 3.4 (5) 2.3 (5)
Pre- or post-operative use with a duration not conform protocols (n) 7.4 (11) 16.4 (35)
Other improper indication, based on local hospital guidelines (n) 42.6 (63) 48.1 (103)
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Jansen et al. BMC Urology 2012 12:25   doi:10.1186/1471-2490-12-25

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