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Nurse led education plus direct access to imaging improved diagnosis and management of urinary tract infections in children

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Q In general practice, does nurse practitioner (NP) led education plus direct access to imaging improve diagnosis and management of urinary tract infections (UTIs) in children?

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Embedded ImageDesign:

cluster randomised controlled trial.

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{concealed}*.

Embedded ImageBlinding:

unblinded.

Embedded ImageFollow up period:

mean 20 months.

Embedded ImageSetting:

88 general practices in a paediatric nephrology secondary catchment area in the UK.

Embedded ImageParticipants:

107 100 children who were followed up for incidence of UTIs.

Embedded ImageIntervention:

44 general practices were allocated to a NP led intervention (NLI) (n = 55 800 children and 185 physicians) and 44 to usual care (UC) (n = 51 300 children and 161 physicians). Physicians in the NLI group were educated about the study and new management guidelines. Physicians used the …

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