Current practices of urinary tract infection management: An observational study at primary healthcare level
Keuler, Nicole Leanne
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Antibiotic resistance (ABR) is a global healthcare burden complicating the treatment of various infections. The infectious diseases burden is heavy in primary care. Urinary tract infections (UTIs) are common outpatient infections. Miscommunication in healthcare may lead to non-adherence, adverse events and fuel ABR. Labelling antibiotics should be explicit and understood by patients. Treatment of UTIs in primary care in the Western Cape is not well defined. This study’s aim is to describe the treatment of UTIs in primary care in the Cape Metropole of the Western Cape province.