Table 1

Antibiotic use for suspected UTI in four homes and home characteristics (n=204 prescriptions)
Characteristics Home A Home B Home C Home D
(N=19) (N= 63) (N=41) (N=104)
Antibiotic used for ASB 32% 45% 25% 58%
Urine studies performed 95% 71% 94% 97%
Lab results received prior to prescription (Rx) 84% 59% 64% 85%
Antibiotic Rx rate for Suspected UTI per 1000 resident days 2.79 3.32 2.05 2.77
No. of Beds 48 125 120 222
No. of Attending MDs 6 5 2 3
Residents Medical Director Attending 72% 36% 71% 52%
Ownership For profit - Partnership For profit - Individual For profit - Corporation Non profit—Church related

Phillips et al.

Phillips et al. BMC Geriatrics 2012 12:73   doi:10.1186/1471-2318-12-73

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