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Preventing Infections in the Hospital (SHM)

Campaign Series: Choosing Wisely
Medical Category: Procedures
Article Type: Advice
Language: Plain English, Spanish
Affiliation: Society of Hospital Medicine
Format: PDF
Most recent update: 01/16/2014
Watch out for two common medical practices, urinary catheters and ulcer drugs. Both are overused in hospitals. And each increases the risk of patient infection. Here is how to ask doctors and nurses about safer options.