Antibiotic stewardship: three-day courses for uncomplicated UTIs by all Sub-ICB Locations

Why it matters: NICE KTT on antimicrobial stewardship states that for most women (who are not pregnant) with no fever or flank pain, a three-day course of antibiotics for an uncomplicated urinary tract infection (UTI) will treat it effectively. This also reduces the amount of unnecessary antibiotics being prescribed.

Description: Number of average daily quantities (ADQs) per item for trimethoprim 200mg tablets, nitrofurantoin 50mg tablets and capsules, nitrofurantoin 100mg m/r capsules and pivmecillinam 200mg tablets.

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Tagged as: Antimicrobial Stewardship, Standard, Infections, NICE (or browse all measures)

Sub-ICB Locations are ordered by mean percentile over the past six months. Each chart shows the results for the individual Sub-ICB Location, plus deciles across all Sub-ICB Locations in the NHS in England.

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