Impact of Education and Data Feedback on Antibiotic Prescribing for Urinary Tract Infections in the Emergency Department: An Interrupted Time Series Analysis
Urinary tract infections (UTIs) are often misdiagnosed or treated with exceedingly broad-spectrum antibiotics, leading to negative downstream effects. We aimed to implement antimicrobial stewardship (AS) strategies targeting UTI prescribing in the emergency department (ED).
This multifaceted AS intervention involving a guideline, education, and provider-specific feedback increased guideline-concordant antibiotic choices for treat-and-release patients in the ED.
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