Published: 20 August 2020
Author(s): Bart J. Laan, Tessa M.Z.X.K. van Horrik, Prabath W.B. Nanayakkara, Suzanne E. Geerlings
Issue: January 2021
Section: Original article

Low-value care is defined as a test or treatment that is unlikely to benefit the patient given the cost, available alternatives, and preferences of patients, [1] and can even cause harm to patients [2]. Overuse of low-value care is recognized in several medical services in many countries [2]. Reducing overuse is a key to improve quality of care and stop the expanding growth of healthcare costs. To confirm or exclude a urinary tract infection (UTI) urine cultures are only required when urinalysis is abnormal, i.e.

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