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Stop orders to reduce inappropriate urinary catheterization in hospitalized patients: a randomized controlled trial.

Loeb M; Hunt D; O'Halloran K; Carusone SC; Dafoe N; Walter SD.
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In this randomized trial, automatic "stop orders," whereby urinary catheters were removed after a set period of time unless a clinician ordered otherwise, failed to reduce the incidence of catheter-associated urinary tract infections. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services will no longer reimburse hospitals for costs associated with these infections.