Table 4

Type of urine cultures ordered, based on collection time

Pre interventionPost interventionP value
NTests per 1000 ED visitsNTests per 1000 ED visits
Simultaneous urine culture and urinalysis collection times (approximating urinalysis with reflex to culture)26420.6999.8<0.0001
Urine cultures collected <10 min of urinalysis/urine microscopy24218.8626.1<0.0001
Urine cultures obtained >10 min after urinalysis/urine microscopy and urine cultures without any urinalysis/urine microscopy19114.913913.80.484
  • ED, emergency department.