Development of a Stewardship Intervention for CLC Pharmacists to Improve UTI Treatments
Congressional District Code:
Health Services R&D
October 2017 -
FY 2021 Funding Amount:
Total Award Amount (all years):
View full abstract and other project information on NIH RePORTER Go To NIH RePORTER Excerpt:
In the long-term care (LTC) setting, 70% of residents receive at least one course of antibiotics each year and up to 75% of this use is reported to be inappropriate or unnecessary. The harms of antibiotic misuse in frail older LTC residents are significant, including Clostridium difficile infection, adverse drug events and drug interactions, and colonization and/or infection with resistant bacteria. This crisis has prompted the President of the United States to formally recognize antibiotic misu...