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Urinary catheter removal on first or second day after surgery

Sometimes a surgical patient needs to have a urinary catheter, a thin tube inserted into the bladder to help drain urine. Patients can develop dangerous infections when urinary catheters are left in place too long after surgery. Medical research shows that most surgery patients should have their urinary catheters removed within two days after surgery to help prevent infections. This measure shows the percentage of surgery patients whose catheters were removed on the first or second day after surgery.

October 2011 - September 2012 data

For the above graph: Higher ↑ performance is better.

Results over time

For the above graph: Higher ↑ performance is better.

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