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Measuring Antibiotic Appropriateness for Urinary Tract Infections in Nursing Home Residents

  • Taniece Eure (a1), Lisa L. LaPlace (a1), Richard Melchreit (a2), Meghan Maloney (a2), Ruth Lynfield (a3), Tory Whitten (a3), Linn Warnke (a3), Ghinwa Dumyati (a4), Gail Quinlan (a4), Cathleen Concannon (a4), Deborah Thompson (a5), Nimalie D. Stone (a1) and Nicola D. Thompson (a1)...


We assessed the appropriateness of initiating antibiotics in 49 nursing home (NH) residents receiving antibiotics for urinary tract infection (UTI) using 3 published algorithms. Overall, 16 residents (32%) received prophylaxis, and among the 33 receiving treatment, the percentage of appropriate use ranged from 15% to 45%. Opportunities exist for improving UTI antibiotic prescribing in NH.

Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 2017;38:998–1001


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Address correspondence to Taniece Eure, MPH, Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1600 Clifton Road MS A-16, Atlanta, GA 30329 (


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PREVIOUS PRESENTATION: An abstract of this work, “Measuring Antibiotic Appropriateness for Urinary Tract Infection in Nursing Home Residents,” was presented in Atlanta, Georgia, on May 20, 2016, at the Society for Healthcare Epidemiologists of America Spring Conference.



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