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Intervention to improve the quality of antimicrobial prescribing for urinary tract infection: a cluster randomized trial

Overview of attention for article published in Canadian Medical Association Journal, November 2015
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Title
Intervention to improve the quality of antimicrobial prescribing for urinary tract infection: a cluster randomized trial
Published in
Canadian Medical Association Journal, November 2015
DOI 10.1503/cmaj.150601
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Authors

Akke Vellinga, Sandra Galvin, Sinead Duane, Aoife Callan, Kathleen Bennett, Martin Cormican, Christine Domegan, Andrew W. Murphy

Abstract

Overuse of antimicrobial therapy in the community adds to the global spread of antimicrobial resistance, which is jeopardizing the treatment of common infections. We designed a cluster randomized complex intervention to improve antimicrobial prescribing for urinary tract infection in Irish general practice. During a 3-month baseline period, all practices received a workshop to promote consultation coding for urinary tract infections. Practices in intervention arms A and B received a second workshop with information on antimicrobial prescribing guidelines and a practice audit report (baseline data). Practices in intervention arm B received additional evidence on delayed prescribing of antimicrobials for suspected urinary tract infection. A reminder integrated into the patient management software suggested first-line treatment and, for practices in arm B, delayed prescribing. Over the 6-month intervention, practices in arms A and B received monthly audit reports of antimicrobial prescribing. The proportion of antimicrobial prescribing according to guidelines for urinary tract infection increased in arms A and B relative to control (adjusted overall odds ratio [OR] 2.3, 95% confidence interval [CI] 1.7 to 3.2; arm A adjusted OR 2.7, 95% CI 1.8 to 4.1; arm B adjusted OR 2.0, 95% CI 1.3 to 3.0). An unintended increase in antimicrobial prescribing was observed in the intervention arms relative to control (arm A adjusted OR 2.2, 95% CI 1.2 to 4.0; arm B adjusted OR 1.4, 95% CI 0.9 to 2.1). Improvements in guidelinebased prescribing were sustained at 5 months after the intervention. A complex intervention, including audit reports and reminders, improved the quality of prescribing for urinary tract infection in Irish general practice. ClinicalTrials.gov, no. NCT01913860.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Ireland 1 1%
Belgium 1 1%
Unknown 86 98%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 19 22%
Researcher 14 16%
Student > Bachelor 9 10%
Student > Ph. D. Student 9 10%
Other 6 7%
Other 17 19%
Unknown 14 16%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 27 31%
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science 14 16%
Nursing and Health Professions 8 9%
Business, Management and Accounting 4 5%
Psychology 4 5%
Other 12 14%
Unknown 19 22%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 40. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 20 March 2019.
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#691,450
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#1,107
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#12,454
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Outputs of similar age from Canadian Medical Association Journal
#19
of 98 outputs
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