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Improving rational prescribing for UTI in frail elderly

Research project
Active research
Project size
3,048 MSEK
Project period
2018 - 2020
Project owner
Pär-Daniel Sundvall from Department of Public Health and Community Medicine at UGOT

Short description

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.