- •Asymptomatic bacteriuria was highly prevalent (64%) in this Veteran population.
- •Twenty-eight percent of asymptomatic bacteriuria cases were inappropriately prescribed antimicrobials.
- •Abdominal pain, falls, decreased urine output and voiding issues were related to treatment.
- •Stewardship programs can incorporate these findings to reduce unnecessary treatment.
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Funding: This work is supported by VA HSR&D IIR 16-025 (to BWT) and by the Center for Innovations in Quality, Effectiveness, and Safety ( CIN 13-413 ) at the Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center, Houston, Texas, USA. MVK is supported in part by the Health Resources and Services Administration, an agency of the US Department of Health and Human Services (grant number T32 HP10031 ). The content is solely the responsibility of the authors and does not necessarily represent the official views of the National Institutes of Health or the US Department of Veterans Affairs.