In this large multi-center intervention in 71 Michigan hospital, widespread physician education and daily nursing foley checklist reduced the rate of foleys from 18% to 14% at 2 years, with appropriate foley rates increasing from 44% to 58% by 2 years. Large scale implementation of foley reductions is feasible and effective (abstract)
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.