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Use of diagnostic stewardship practices to improve urine culturing among SHEA Research Network hospitals

  • Kaede V. Sullivan (a1), Daniel J. Morgan (a2) (a3) and Surbhi Leekha (a2)


This survey investigated interventions used by acute-care hospitals to reduce the detection of asymptomatic bacteriuria. Half of the respondents reported using reflex urine cultures but with varied urinalysis criteria and perceived outcomes. Other diagnostic stewardship interventions for urine culture ordering and specimen quality were less common.


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Author for correspondence: Kaede V. Sullivan, Temple University Hospital, 3401 Broad St, Room A2 F329, Philadelphia, PA 19140. E-mail:


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Cite this article: Sullivan KV, et al. (2019). Use of diagnostic stewardship practices to improve urine culturing among SHEA Research Network hospitals. Infection Control & Hospital Epidemiology 2019, 40, 228–231. doi: 10.1017/ice.2018.325



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