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Urine Testing in Long-Term Care: Clinical and Cost Effectiveness

Last updated: December 22, 2014
Project Number: RB0764-000
Product Line: Rapid Response
Research Type: Other Diagnostics
Report Type: Summary of Abstracts
Result type: Report

Question

  1. What is the clinical effectiveness of urine culture and sensitivity analysis, urine dipstick testing, or urinalysis for urine testing in asymptomatic residents in long-term care?
  2. What is the cost-effectiveness of urine culture and sensitivity analysis, urine dipstick testing, or urinalysis for urine testing in asymptomatic residents in long-term care?

Key Message

Three non-randomized studies were identified regarding the clinical effectiveness of urine culture and sensitivity analysis, urine dipstick testing, or urinalysis for urine testing in asymptomatic residents in long-term care. No relevant economic evaluations were identified.