CanAge tackles misinformation about UTIs and severe health outcomes
October 7, 2021
Description / Summary
CanAge has published a series of educational papers about Urinary Tract Infections (UTIs) and the serious threat they pose to seniors, especially those in congregate care settings.
UTIs are one of the most common types of infections in the world and, in seniors, can result in serious complications including sepsis, hospitalization and dementia-like symptoms. This often leads to misdiagnosis and improper care, exacerbating the risk to older patients.
This series of four educational papers explores the issues and concerns, equipping policymakers and health care practitioners with the information they need to take steps in ensuring our growing population of seniors is protected from these often misunderstood and improperly-treated infections.