Antibiotic stewardship: three-day courses for uncomplicated UTIs by all CCGs

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.

CCGs are ordered by mean percentile over the past six months. Each chart shows the results for the individual CCG, plus deciles across all CCGs in the NHS in England.



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