Evid Based Nurs 7:45 doi:10.1136/ebn.7.2.45
  • Treatment

Immediate removal of indwelling catheters after hysterectomy was not associated with adverse outcomes

Immediate catheter removal after hysterectomy v removal on postoperative day 1*

Outcome Immediate removal Removal on postoperative day 1 RRR (95% CI) NNT (CI)
*Abbreviations defined in glossary; RRR, NNT, and CI calculated from data in article.
†Severe pain in the area of the bladder or urethra, assessed on a 10 point, self report, pictorial scale.
Severe pain† 0 48% 100% (94 to 100) 2 (2 to 3)

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