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 language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||Infection control and hospital epidemiology|
|State||Published - Sep 1 2020|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Microbiology (medical)
- Infectious Diseases