Unintended consequences of a reflex urine culture order set on appropriate antibiotic use

Corinne N. Klein, Miriam R. Elman, John M. Townes, James S. Lewis, Jessina C. McGregor

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Abstract

We evaluated the impact of reflex urine culture screen results on antibiotic initiation. More patients with positive urine screen but negative culture received antibiotics than those with a negative screen (30.5 vs 7.1%). Urine screen results may inappropriately influence antibiotic initiation in patients with a low likelihood of infection.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1090-1092
Number of pages3
JournalInfection control and hospital epidemiology
Volume41
Issue number9
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 1 2020

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Epidemiology
  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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