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Evid Based Nurs 8:73 doi:10.1136/ebn.8.3.73
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Changing a urine collection pad (UCP) every 30 minutes reduced contamination of urine samples more than a UCP kept in the nappy in children with suspected urinary tract infection

Urine collection pad (UCP) replacement every 30 minutes (replaced UCP) v no replacement (single UCP) for collection of urine samples in children <2 y with suspected urinary tract infection*

Outcome Replaced UCP Single UCP RRR (95% CI) NNT (CI)
*Abbreviations defined in glossary; RRR, NNT, and CI calculated from data in article.
Heavily contaminated urine sample (>105 mixed growth organisms/ml) 3% 29% 89% (38 to 98) 4 (3 to 12)

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