Long-term urethral catheter drainage.Br Med J 1979; 2 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.2.6197.1046 (Published 27 October 1979) Cite this as: Br Med J 1979;2:1046
- B G Ferrie,
- E S Glen,
- B Hunter
Long-term catheter management is best conducted by specially trained community staff, provided there is close liaison with the urologist. Patients, hospital staff, and the primary health care team all benefit. The scheme is cost-effective, more convenient for patients and relatives, and reduces the need for emergency calls to the general practitioner and hospitals. We advocate development of similar schemes in other districts.