Urine cultures among hospitalized veterans: Casting too broad a net?

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Abstract

Since detection of asymptomatic bacteriuria among inpatients often leads to inappropriate antimicrobial treatment, we studied why urine cultures were ordered and correlates of treatment. Most cultures were obtained from patients without urinary complaints and a minority from asymptomatic patients. High-count bacteriuria, not clinical manifestations, appeared to trigger most antimicrobial use.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)574-576
Number of pages3
JournalInfection Control and Hospital Epidemiology
Volume35
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - May 2014

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