Impact of Education and Data Feedback on Guideline-Concordant Prescribing for Urinary Tract Infections in the Outpatient Setting

Urinary tract infections (UTIs) are the most common outpatient indication for antibiotics and an important target for antimicrobial stewardship (AS) activities. With The Joint Commission standards now requiring outpatient AS, data supporting effective strategies are needed.

Clinicians increased guideline-concordant prescribing, reduced UTI diagnoses, and limited use of high-collateral damage agents following this outpatient AS intervention. Routine data feedback was effective to maintain the response to the initial education.

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