University of Gothenburg

Improving rational prescribing for UTI in frail elderly

Frail elderly are frequently diagnosed with urinary tract infection (UTI) and half of the antibiotics (AB) used in this population are for UTI. However, a substantial part of these AB might not be necessary, because presenting signs and symptoms are erroneously ascribed to a UTI. Antibiotic stewardship interventions are much needed and the proposed project aim to reduce AB overuse for UTI in frail elderly.