Evaluation of an antimicrobial stewardship approach to minimize overuse of antibiotics in patients with asymptomatic bacteriuria

An antimicrobial stewardship educational initiative provided to physicians and pharmacists was evaluated at an academic medical center to minimize inappropriate treatment of asymptomatic bacteriuria (ASB). A significant decrease in empirical antimicrobial use for ASB was observed after education. Multifaceted educational initiatives can reduce inappropriate antimicrobial treatment of ASB.


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Kelley D
Aaronson P
Poon E
McCarter YS
Bato B
Jankowski CA