Antibiotic stewardship: prescribing of trimethoprim vs nitrofurantoin by practices in NHS HAMPSHIRE, SOUTHAMPTON AND ISLE OF WIGHT

Why it matters: Resistance to trimethoprim is increasing, and therefore NICE guidelines recommend that nitrofurantoin is used first for empirical treatment of urinary tract infections unless there is a low risk of trimethoprim resistance.

You can read our paper on the implementation of this guidance in the Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy.

Description: Trimethoprim as a percentage of prescribing of nitrofurantoin and trimethoprim


Tagged as: Antimicrobial Stewardship, Infections (or browse all measures for this Sub-ICB Location)

Practices are ordered by mean percentile over the past six months, with the worst-performing at the top. Each chart shows the results for the individual practice, plus deciles across all practices in the NHS in England.

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