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Deferring Antibiotic Prescribing in Nursing Home Residents with Asymptomatic Bacteriuria: A Pilot Study Edit


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    Publisher: Clarion, Pa. : Clarion University of Pennsylvania ; Edinboro, Pa. : Edinboro University of Pennsylvania

    Publication Date: 2019

    Format: 1 online resource (28 pages) : color illustrations, charts text file PDF


    Urinary tract infections (UTIs) are the most commonly treated infection among nursing home residents; patients are commonly treated even in the absence of signs or symptoms of a UTI being present. This research study's objective is to reduce the amount of unnecessary antibiotic prescribing and assess the impact of educational interventions in nursing home residents that have asymptomatic bacteriuria (ASB). The design of this research study is quasi-experimental. The setting is Butler Memorial Hospital, a non-profit organization and an independent community hospital with 296 beds located in rural Pennsylvania.

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