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Funded Project Details - FY2021

Project Number:

Title: Less is More: Improving Antimicrobial Stewardship for Asymptomatic Bacteriuria
Principal Investigator:

Barbara W. Trautner

Location: Houston, TX
Congressional District Code: 9
Research Service: Health Services R&D
Project Period: February 2018 - September 2021
FY 2021 Funding Amount: $161,628
Total Award Amount
(all years):
Abstract: View full abstract and other project information on NIH RePORTER


Project Background/Rationale: Antimicrobial stewardship as a means to combat the spread of antibiotic- resistant bacteria has become a national priority, both within and outside the VHA. This IIR project focuses on improving Veteran safety by reducing inappropriate use of antimicrobials for asymptomatic bacteriuria (ASB), a very common condition that leads to antimicrobial overuse in acute and long-term care. We conducted a successful intervention to decrease guideline-discordant ordering of uri...

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