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Algorithm of Loeb et al for Ordering a Urine Culture in a Nursing Home Resident

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Infectious Diseases
Nephrology, Urology, Obstetrics & Gynecology, Pedatrics, Genetics

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Loeb et al developed an algorithm for when to perform a urine culture in a nursing home resident. This can help reduce the number of unnecessary urine cultures. The authors are from McMaster University, the University of Toronto, and the Sunnybrook and Women's College Health Sciences Centre in Ontario, Canada.

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