Journal Article - Things We Do for No Reason – Ordering Streptococcus pneumoniae Urinary Antigen in Patients with Community-Acquired Pneumonia - Infectious Disease Connect Journal Article - Things We Do for No Reason – Ordering Streptococcus pneumoniae Urinary Antigen in Patients with Community-Acquired Pneumonia - Infectious Disease Connect

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Journal Article – Things We Do for No Reason – Ordering Streptococcus pneumoniae Urinary Antigen in Patients with Community-Acquired Pneumonia 

Published in Open Forum Infectious Diseases on Feb. 8, 2024, “Things We Do for No Reason – Ordering Streptococcus pneumoniae Urinary Antigen in Patients with Community-Acquired Pneumonia” advocates for critical reappraisal of the often-utilized Streptococcus pneumoniae urinary antigen testing (PUAT) in the context of community-acquired pneumonia. The team discontinued PUAT at a tele-stewardship hospital, documented this change’s impact, and provided a review of the literature and their rationale. 

This collaborative effort is authored by Matt Davis, PharmD, Director of Infectious Diseases Pharmacy Services for ID Connect; Erin McCreary, PharmD, BCIDP, Director of Infectious Diseases Improvement and Clinical Research Innovation for UPMC; and Alex Trzebucki, M.D., Associate Medical Director of Clinical Operations and Quality for ID Connect. 


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