Surgery 2

Percent of patients with urinary catheter removals POD1 or POD2 with a Day of Surgery being Day Zero

Description of Measure

Urinary catheters should be removed within two days after surgery to help prevent infection.

Why is this Important?

Sometimes surgical patients need to have a urinary catheter, or thin tube, inserted into their bladder to help drain the urine. Catheters are usually attached to a bag that collects the urine.

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All descriptions and data sources are reported from Hospital Compare.

Data reported are based on discharges from Fourth Quarter 2012 through Third Quarter 2013


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