Does laboratory antibiotic susceptibility reporting influence primary care prescribing in urinary tract infection and other infections?

Cliodna A M McNulty, Gemma M Lasseter, André Charlett, Andy Lovering, Rebecca Howell-Jones, Alasdair MacGowan, Mike Thomas

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Abstract

Using a prospective interrupted time series design, our goal was to determine whether a change in urine antibiotic susceptibility reporting from co-amoxiclav to cefalexin to community clinicians served by Southmead General Hospital led to a change in antibiotic prescribing.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1396-404
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy
Volume66
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2011

Keywords

  • antibiotic
  • susceptibility
  • Primary care
  • laboratory
  • Urinary tract infection
  • UTI

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