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Best practice guidelines for uncomplicated urinary tract infections to reduce rates of antibiotic resistance: A CE module for clinicians

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March 2015


Uncomplicated urinary tract infections (UTIs) account for over eight million visits to ambulatory clinics. the annual cost of evaluation and treatment for uncomplicated UTIs on the health care system is estimated to be approximately $2.14 billion (Barber, et al., 2013). The improper treatment of patients with uncomplicated UTIs will result in increased healthcare expenditures, increase exposure of patients to potential side effects and an increase in antibiotic resistance. This project addressed the problem of non-adherence to evidence-based guidelines to treat uncomplicated UTI in women among primary care providers. The CE module includes evidence-based content, which reflects the recommendations of the 2010 ISDA guidelines.



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