Why is asymptomatic bacteriuria overtreated?: A tertiary care institutional survey of resident physicians

@inproceedings{Lee2015WhyIA,
  title={Why is asymptomatic bacteriuria overtreated?: A tertiary care institutional survey of resident physicians},
  author={Myung Jin Lee and Moonsuk Kim and N J Kim and Chung Jong Kim and Kyoung-Ho Song and Pyoeng Gyun Choe and Wan Beom Park and Ji Hwan Bang and Eu Suk Kim and Nam Joong Kim and Myoung-don Oh and Hong Bin Kim},
  booktitle={BMC infectious diseases},
  year={2015}
}
BACKGROUND Asymptomatic bacteriuria (ABU) is common and often leads to unnecessary antimicrobial use. Reducing antibiotic overuse for ABU is therefore an important issue for antimicrobial stewardship. We performed this study to investigate the appropriateness of ABU management and to evaluate physicians' knowledge and practice regarding ABU. METHODS We reviewed all urine cultures of ≥10(5) cfu/mL of bacteria among inpatients in a 900-bed hospital in 2011. Each episode of bacteriuria was… CONTINUE READING
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