Treating UTIs in primary care less costly than EDs, study says

05/10/2013 | PhysiciansBriefing.com

Researchers from Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit told an American Urological Association conference that treating urinary tract infections in an outpatient setting instead of an emergency department could save about $2 billion a year. Jesse D. Sammon, D.O., said it is possible that better guidelines for ED treatment of UTIs, along with greater patient access to primary care physicians, could potentially yield savings of nearly $4 billion a year.

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