Funded Project Details - FY2021
|Title:|| Diagnostic Stewardship as a 'nudge' to reduce inappropriate antibiotic use for urinary tract infections|
|Congressional District Code:
||Health Services R&D
|| October 2020 -
|FY 2021 Funding Amount:
|Total Award Amount
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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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