'Telephone treatment' of uncomplicated acute cystitis

Cleve Clin J Med. 1999 Sep;66(8):495-501. doi: 10.3949/ccjm.66.8.495.


Acute cystitis in women is typically uncomplicated and amenable to empiric antimicrobial therapy. We advocate a simple approach, in which women with uncomplicated cases are treated over the telephone. Such a program has been in place at the Cleveland Clinic since 1992, and has yielded good results.

MeSH terms

  • Acute Disease
  • Adult
  • Anti-Infective Agents, Urinary / therapeutic use
  • Cystitis / diagnosis
  • Cystitis / economics
  • Cystitis / therapy*
  • Female
  • Health Care Costs
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Telephone*


  • Anti-Infective Agents, Urinary