Multi-faceted intervention to reduce foley use

This was a several year, single site, multi-faceted QI intervention, consisting of education, audit/feedback, and a dedicated foley nurse. Although the overall prevalence of foley use did not decrease that dramatically (from about 15% to about 12%), the rate of unnecessary foley use dropped significantly (from about 22% to about 1%). As with most QI interventions, it will take several levels and several years of intervention to reduce unnecessary foley use (abstract)

Danielle Scheurer

Dr. Scheurer is a clinical hospitalist and the Medical Director of Quality and Safety at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, South Carolina, and is Assistant Professor of Medicine. She is a graduate of the University of Tennessee College of Medicine, completed her residency at Duke University, and completed her Masters in Clinical Research at the Medical University of South Carolina. She also serves as the Web Editor and Physician Advisor for the Society of Hospital Medicine.

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