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.