Cost effectiveness of management strategies for urinary tract infections: results from randomised controlled trial


Turner, David, Little, Paul, Raftery, James, Turner, Sheila, Smith, Helen, Rumsby, Kate and Mullee, Mark on behalf of the UTIS team (2010) Cost effectiveness of management strategies for urinary tract infections: results from randomised controlled trial. BMJ, 340, c346. (doi:10.1136/bmj.c346). (PMID:20139218).

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Study question: What are the costs and cost effectiveness of different management strategies for urinary tract infection in women as shown by the results from a randomised controlled trial?

Summary answer: Dipstick testing with targeted antibiotics is likely to be cost effective if the value of saving a day of moderately bad symptoms is valued at £10 or more, but caution is required given the uncertainty surrounding the estimates.

What is known and what this paper adds: There is limited information on the economic implications of common management strategies for urinary tract infections in primary care. This paper provides estimates of the costs and effectiveness of commonly used strategies.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Trish Groves talks to Paul Little about these papers on urinary tract infections. http://podcasts.bmj.com/bmj/
ISSNs: 0959-8138 (print)
1468-5833 (electronic)
Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
Divisions: University Structure - Pre August 2011 > School of Medicine > Community Clinical Sciences
ePrint ID: 73235
Date Deposited: 04 Mar 2010
Last Modified: 19 Jun 2014 13:50
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/73235

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