Urine Culture Testing in Community Nursing Homes: Gateway to Antibiotic Overprescribing.

@article{Sloane2017UrineCT,
  title={Urine Culture Testing in Community Nursing Homes: Gateway to Antibiotic Overprescribing.},
  author={Philip D. Sloane and Christine E. Kistler and David Allen Reed and David J. Weber and Kimberly T Ward and Sheryl Zimmerman},
  journal={Infection control and hospital epidemiology},
  year={2017},
  volume={38 5},
  pages={524-531}
}
OBJECTIVE To describe current practice around urine testing and identify factors leading to overtreatment of asymptomatic bacteriuria in community nursing homes (NHs) DESIGN Observational study of a stratified random sample of NH patients who had urine cultures ordered in NHs within a 1-month study period SETTING 31 NHs in North Carolina PARTICIPANTS 254 NH… CONTINUE READING