|Antibiotic and laboratory use when antibiotics were prescribed for a suspected urinary tract infection (n= 204)*|
|Characteristics||Asymptomatic prescription for UTI (N=95)||One or more symptoms of UTI (N=109)|
|Urine studies performed||89%**||89%|
|Lab results received prior to antibiotic prescription (Rx)||80%||69%|
|Average days of antibiotic prescription (standard deviation)||7.6(2.20)||8.1(2.92)|
*Since this analysis is based on prescriptions, some residents appear in both categories. Our analyses of differences took this into account. None of the differences were statistically significant.
**Facility records identified all prescriptions as given for UTI treatment but chart review did not find documentation of laboratory results.
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Phillips et al. BMC Geriatrics 2012 12:73 doi:10.1186/1471-2318-12-73