Article Text

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

Statistics from

Request Permissions

If you wish to reuse any or all of this article please use the link below which will take you to the Copyright Clearance Center’s RightsLink service. You will be able to get a quick price and instant permission to reuse the content in many different ways.

OpenUrlAbstract/FREE Full Text

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?


Embedded ImageDesign:

cluster randomised controlled trial.

Embedded ImageAllocation:


Embedded ImageBlinding:


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 …

View Full Text


  • * Information provided by author.

  • For correspondence: Dr M G Coulthard, Royal Victoria Infirmary, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK.

  • Sources of funding: Newcastle and North Tyneside Health Authority trust funds; Northern Counties Kidney Research Fund; British Kidney Patient Association; and Royal Victoria Infirmary Children’s Kidney Fund.