Evaluation of Optimal Treatment for Urinary Tract Infections in Outpatient Clinics at an Academic Medical Center: Opportunities for Antimicrobial Stewardship

Am J Infect Control. 2021 Jul 14:S0196-6553(21)00466-1. doi: 10.1016/j.ajic.2021.07.005. Online ahead of print.

ABSTRACT

Outpatient empiric urinary tract infection (UTI) prescribing is an area of interest for antimicrobial stewardship efforts. We conducted a retrospective chart review evaluating optimal antibiotic prescribing for UTIs in our internal medicine and urology clinics and found significant differences in prescribing patterns between provider type and UTI category. These data will inform our antimicrobial stewardship efforts in these clinics.

PMID:34273462 | DOI:10.1016/j.ajic.2021.07.005