Patient-level information underlying overdiagnosis of urinary tract infections in nursing homes: A discrete choice experiment

Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2023 Jul;44(7):1151-1154. doi: 10.1017/ice.2022.171. Epub 2022 Sep 8.


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.

MeSH terms

  • Aged
  • Anti-Bacterial Agents / therapeutic use
  • Homes for the Aged*
  • Humans
  • Nursing Homes
  • Overdiagnosis
  • Urinary Tract Infections* / diagnosis
  • Urinary Tract Infections* / drug therapy
  • Urinary Tract Infections* / epidemiology


  • Anti-Bacterial Agents