Publications in: “31/05/2019”

Antibiotic management of urinary tract infections in elderly patients ( 65 years and more) in primary care and its association with bloodstream infections and all cause mortaliy: population based cohort study

This is a big data study including 157,264 patients with 312,896 urinary tract infections episodes. Of these patients, 7.2 % did not have antibiotics being prescribed and 6.2 % a delay in antibiotic prescribing. 1,539 bloodstream infections deriving from UTI were registered (0.5 %) within 60 days after urinary track infection diagnosis. The rate of bloodstream infections were more common among patients who did not have prescription of antibiotics (2.9 %, 647) and patients with delayed prescription (2.2 %). Hospital […]