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Fig. 3 | Pilot and Feasibility Studies

Fig. 3

From: Exploring the feasibility and synergistic value of the One Health approach in clinical research: protocol for a prospective observational study of diagnostic pathways in human and canine patients with suspected urinary tract infection

Fig. 3

Definition of appropriate and inappropriate use of antibiotics. Appropriate use of antibiotics means that the decision about not giving antibiotics is correct as far as the culture is negative or the bacteria is susceptible to the prescribed antibiotic. Inappropriate use of antibiotics can lead to two scenarios: (a) under-treatment: a patient with a positive culture is not given antibiotics or the bacteria are not susceptible to the prescribed antibiotic and (b) over-treatment: a patient with a negative culture is given antibiotics or is unnecessarily treated with a second-line antibiotic

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