Urinary tract infection treatment practices in nursing homes reporting to the National Healthcare Safety Network, 2017

Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2021 Mar 12:1-3. doi: 10.1017/ice.2021.49. Online ahead of print.


We describe differences between urinary tract infection treatment and events reported by nursing homes enrolled in the National Healthcare Safety Network. In 2017, almost 4 times as many antibiotic starts as infection events were reported, suggesting that opportunities exist for antibiotic stewardship and improvement of urinary tract infection reporting.

PMID:33709896 | DOI:10.1017/ice.2021.49