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Christopher J Wretman, Marcella H Boynton, John S Preisser, Sheryl Zimmerman, Christine E Kistler


The overdiagnosis of urinary tract infections (UTIs) in nursing home residents is a significant public health threat. Using a discrete choice experiment and a diagnostic guideline, we examined which patient-level information was associated with the overdiagnosis of UTIs and found that urinalysis results and lower urinary tract status were most associated.


Wretman CJ, Boynton MH, Preisser JS, Zimmerman S, Kistler CE. Patient-level information underlying overdiagnosis of urinary tract infections in nursing homes: A discrete choice experiment. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2022 Sep 8:1-4. doi: 10.1017/ice.2022.171. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 36073169.

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