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Diagnostic errors that lead to inappropriate antimicrobial use.

Filice GA, Drekonja DM, Thurn JR, et al. Diagnostic Errors that Lead to Inappropriate Antimicrobial Use. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2015;36(8):949-56. doi:10.1017/ice.2015.113.

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June 3, 2015
Filice GA, Drekonja DM, Thurn JR, et al. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2015;36:949-56.

Overuse of antibiotics is a major factor in the development of certain types of health care–associated infections. This retrospective study found that unnecessary antibiotic use was often a result of diagnostic error, particularly in patients who were empirically treated for urinary tract infections without clear diagnostic evidence. The results of this study imply that addressing diagnostic uncertainty should be a component of antimicrobial stewardship programs.

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Filice GA, Drekonja DM, Thurn JR, et al. Diagnostic Errors that Lead to Inappropriate Antimicrobial Use. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2015;36(8):949-56. doi:10.1017/ice.2015.113.