Management of urinary tract infection by early-career general practitioners in Australia.
Andrew Davey, Amanda Tapley, Katie Mulquiney, Mieke van Driel, Alison Fielding, Elizabeth Holliday, Jean Ball, Neil Spike, Kristen FitzGerald, Parker Magin
Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice | Published : 2020
RATIONALE, AIMS, AND OBJECTIVES: Urinary tract infection (UTI) is a common presentation to general practitioners (GPs). There is increasing antimicrobial resistance in urinary pathogens in many healthcare systems. Adherence to principles of antimicrobial stewardship is important to combat this problem. Our aim was to describe the prevalence of presentations of clinically diagnosed new UTI to early-career GPs, to describe management choices made, and to identify associations of prescribing antibiotics at the index consultation for UTI. METHOD: This is a cross-sectional analysis of the Registrar Clinical Encounters in Training cohort study. Early-career GPs from five Australian states (urban t..View full abstract