Electronic health record–focused interventions can reduce unnecessary urine cultures in hospital patients

Physicians in the largest safety-net hospital system in the United States used two electronic health record (EHR)-focused interventions to significantly reduce inappropriate urine cultures among hospitalized patients. Findings from their study, published in the American Journal of Infection Control (AJIC), suggest low-resource approaches could help reduce the overdiagnosis and overtreatment of asymptomatic bacteriuria.

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