Impact of eliminating reflex urine cultures on performed urine cultures and antibiotic use.

Am J Infect Control 2016 12 24;44(12):1750-1751. Epub 2016 Jun 24.

Department of Nephrology, Fargo Veteran Affairs Healthcare System, Fargo, ND.

Inappropriate treatment of asymptomatic bacteriuria is often the result of unnecessary urinalyses and urine cultures. This study aimed to determine the impact of stopping the practice of reflex urine cultures. Our study demonstrated that stopping urine reflex cultures decreased the number of urine cultures performed and there was a trend toward a decrease in antibiotic use.

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December 2016

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