Measuring Antibiotic Appropriateness for Urinary Tract Infections in Nursing Home Residents.

Abstract

We assessed the appropriateness of initiating antibiotics in 49 nursing home (NH) residents receiving antibiotics for urinary tract infection (UTI) using 3 published algorithms. Overall, 16 residents (32%) received prophylaxis, and among the 33 receiving treatment, the percentage of appropriate use ranged from 15% to 45%. Opportunities exist for improving… (More)
DOI: 10.1017/ice.2017.96

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@article{Eure2017MeasuringAA, title={Measuring Antibiotic Appropriateness for Urinary Tract Infections in Nursing Home Residents.}, author={Taniece Eure and Lisa L LaPlace and Richard Melchreit and Meghan Maloney and Ruth Lynfield and Tory V Whitten and Linn Warnke and Ghinwa K. Dumyati and Gail Quinlan and Cathleen Concannon and Deborah L Thompson and Nimalie D. Stone and Nicola D. Thompson}, journal={Infection control and hospital epidemiology}, year={2017}, volume={38 8}, pages={998-1001} }