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Foley Catheter Removal Following Hip Surgery in Elderly Patients: Benefits, Harms, and Guidelines

Last updated: December 4, 2014
Project Number: RB0757-000
Product Line: Rapid Response
Research Type: Devices and Systems
Report Type: Summary of Abstracts
Result type: Report

Question

  1. What is the evidence for the benefits or harms of early foley catheter removal versus late foley catheter removal in elderly patients following hip surgery?
  2. What are the evidence-based guidelines regarding the timing of foley catheter removal in elderly patients following hip surgery?

Key Message

One non-randomized study and one evidence-based guideline were identified regarding the timing of foley catheter removal in elderly patients following hip surgery.