In Denmark, many microbiological tests (microscopy, culture and susceptibility examinations) are done in general practice for the diagnosis of urinary tract infections (UTI). In 2006, the costs of susceptibility examinations were 28 million DKK. Some regional health authorities have established a program for quality assessment. National quality requirements for susceptibility examinations have already been established. The clinical microbiological departments send simulated urines with bacteria of common UTI strains. The specimens are examined in general practice with routine methods. The results for a two-year period of susceptibility examinations are reported. Generally, the quality criteria were met.
|Translated title of the contribution||The quality of susceptibility examinations of urine in general practice is generally good|
|Journal||Ugeskrift for Laeger|
|Number of pages||3|
|Publication status||Published - 2012|