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Funded Project Details - FY2021

Project Number:

Title: Diagnostic Stewardship as a 'nudge' to reduce inappropriate antibiotic use for urinary tract infections
Principal Investigator:

Daniel Morgan

Location: Baltimore, MD
Congressional District Code: 7
Research Service: Health Services R&D
Project Period: October 2020 - September 2024
FY 2021 Funding Amount: $198,849
Total Award Amount
(all years):
Abstract: View full abstract and other project information on NIH RePORTER


Background: Antibiotic-resistant bacteria are estimated by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to kill over 23,000 Americans yearly. Overuse of antibiotics is a leading cause, and reducing unnecessary antibiotic use is a national priority. A major factor in antibiotic overuse is inappropriate or unnecessary culturing, particularly unnecessary urine culturing that identifies colonization and leads to overdiagnosis of urinary tract infections (UTI). Significance/ Impact: Diagnosti...

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