The Urine-culturing Cascade: Variation in Nursing Home Urine Culturing and Association With Antibiotic Use and Clostridiodes difficile Infection

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Brown, Kevin Antoine; Daneman, Nick; Schwartz, Kevin L.; Langford, Bradley; McGeer, Allison; Quirk, Jacquelyn; Diong, Christina; Garber, Gary;

Background: Rates of antibiotic use vary widely across nursing homes and cannot be explained by resident characteristics. Antibiotic prescribing for a presumed urinary tract infection is often preceded by inappropriate urine culturing. We examined nursing home urine-cul... View more
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