Evaluation of a Novel Intervention to Reduce Unnecessary Urine Cultures in Intensive Care Units at a Tertiary Care Hospital in Maryland, 2011-2014.

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Evaluation of a Novel Intervention to Reduce Unnecessary Urine Cultures in Intensive Care Units at a Tertiary Care Hospital in Maryland, 2011-2014.

Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2016 Feb 2;:1-4

Authors: Epstein L, Edwards JR, Halpin AL, Preas MA, Blythe D, Harris AD, Hunt D, Johnson JK, Filippell M, Gould CV, Leekha S

Abstract
We assessed the impact of a reflex urine culture protocol, an intervention aimed to reduce unnecessary urine culturing, in intensive care units at a tertiary care hospital. Significant decreases in urine culturing rates and reported rates of catheter-associated urinary tract infection followed implementation of the protocol. Infect. Control Hosp. Epidemiol. 2016;1-4.

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