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Point-of-care urine culture for managing urinary tract infection in primary care: a randomised controlled trial of clinical and cost-effectiveness

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Background The effectiveness of using point-of-care (POC) urine culture in primary care on appropriate antibiotic use is unknown. Aim To assess whether use of the Flexicult™ SSI-Urinary Kit, which quantifies bacterial growth and determines antibiotic susceptibility at the point of care, achieves antibiotic use that is more often concordant with laboratory culture results, when compared with standard care. Design and setting Individually ran... Expand abstract
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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed
Version:
Accepted Manuscript

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10.3399/bjgp18x695285

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Medical Sciences Division
Department:
Primary Care; Primary Care Health Sciences
ORCID:
0000-0002-0102-3453
Francis, NA More by this author
Thomas-Jones, E More by this author
Wootton, M More by this author
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National Institute for Social Care and Health Research More from this funder
Publisher:
Royal College of General Practitioners Publisher's website
Journal:
British Journal of General Practice Journal website
Volume:
68
Issue:
669
Pages:
e268-e278
Publication date:
2018-02-26
Acceptance date:
2017-10-26
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EISSN:
1478-5242
ISSN:
0960-1643
Pubs id:
pubs:827211
URN:
uri:b410cff3-547b-49ee-967e-3c4da6e2fe00
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uuid:b410cff3-547b-49ee-967e-3c4da6e2fe00
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pubs:827211

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