Priority 23 from the Healthcare Associated Infections Project

UNCERTAINTY: Should the requirement for urinary catheters be periodically reviewed in people with long-term urinary catheter? (Priority 23)
Overall ranking 23
JLA question ID 0088/23
Explanatory note Frequently, once it is decided that a patient requires long-term urinary catheters, they are not assessed as to whether they require these catheters again. There is uncertainty about how many people will benefit by reassessment of the requirement and whether such a policy will be benefical or harmful on an average to all people having long-term urinary catheters.

None identified 

Health Research Classification System category Infection
Extra information provided by this project
Original uncertainty examples In people having a long-term urinary catheter, is a periodic review to ensure that the catheter is still required useful?
Submitted by  1 x Healthcare Professional
Project information
Project unique ID 0088
Project name Healthcare Associated Infections
Total number of uncertainties identified by this project. 259  (To see a full list of all uncertainties identified, please see the detailed spreadsheet held on the JLA website)
Date of priority setting workshop 28 February 2019