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Incidence and antibiotic prescribing for clinically diagnosed urinary tract infection in older adults in UK primary care, 2004-2014

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Urinary tract infections (UTI) are an important cause of morbidity and antibiotic use in older adults but there are little data describing disease burden in primary care. The aim of this study was to estimate the incidence of clinically diagnosed UTI and examine associated empirical antibiotic prescribing. We conducted a retrospective observational study using linked health records from almost one million patients aged ≥65 years old, registered with 393 primary care practices in England. We e...

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10.1371/journal.pone.0190521

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PLoS One Journal website
Volume:
13
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1
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Article: e0190521
Publication date:
2018-01-05
Acceptance date:
2017-12-15
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1932-6203
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pubs:820455
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uri:e9064e7b-8ab6-4143-a343-156a08ecf4fc
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uuid:e9064e7b-8ab6-4143-a343-156a08ecf4fc
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pubs:820455
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1

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