Indwelling urinary catheters at the end of life are associated with less breakthrough medication use

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BMJ Supportive and Palliative Care


At the end of life (EOL), deterioration in the ability to perform bodily functions can be a natural product of the progression of illness. The ability to empty the bladder and bowels decreases as frailty worsens, with unresponsive patients unable to control these bodily processes.

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