Evaluation of an antimicrobial stewardship approach to minimize overuse of antibiotics in patients with asymptomatic bacteriuria.

@article{Kelley2014EvaluationOA,
  title={Evaluation of an antimicrobial stewardship approach to minimize overuse of antibiotics in patients with asymptomatic bacteriuria.},
  author={Denise Kelley and Patrick Michael Aaronson and Elaine Poon and Yvette S McCarter and Ben Bato and Christopher A. Jankowski},
  journal={Infection control and hospital epidemiology},
  year={2014},
  volume={35 2},
  pages={193-5}
}
An antimicrobial stewardship educational initiative provided to physicians and pharmacists was evaluated at an academic medical center to minimize inappropriate treatment of asymptomatic bacteriuria (ASB). A significant decrease in empirical antimicrobial use for ASB was observed after education. Multifaceted educational initiatives can reduce inappropriate antimicrobial treatment of ASB. 
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