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.
Ugeskrift for Laeger, 2012, Vol 174, Issue 9, p. 575-7
Bacteriuria; Denmark; Drug Resistance, Microbial; General Practice; Humans; Microbial Sensitivity Tests; Quality Assurance, Health Care; Urinary Tract Infections; Urine Specimen Collection