An Implementation Guide to Reducing Overtreatment of Asymptomatic Bacteriuria.
JAMA Intern Med. 2017 Dec 11;:
Authors: Daniel M, Keller S, Mozafarihashjin M, Pahwa A, Soong C
Treatment of asymptomatic bacteriuria (ASB) frequently lacks appropriate indication, yet remains prevalent across settings. Numerous guidelines, professional societies, and campaigns such as Choosing Wisely advocate against this low-value practice. Efforts aimed at reducing unnecessary treatment of ASB demonstrate improved costs, and avoidable harm without increased risk of adverse events. We propose an evidence-based implementation guide to aid practitioners in reducing inappropriate treatment of ASB.
PMID: 29228072 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]