Project Information

Increasing the frequency of appropriate use and timing of paracentesis for diagnosis of spontaneous bacterial peritonitis

Project Description: We will evaluate how often diagnostic paracentsis is performed when a patient is diagnosed with spontaneous bacterial peritonitis in the hospital. We will also evaluate the timing paracentesis relative to administration of antibiotics as this can decrease the diagnostic yield of the aspirate culture. Using this data we will develop educational interventions targeted at ED physicians, hospitalists, and internal medicine residents to improve these measures.

QPI: Andreas, Zori, (

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UF Health Big Aims: Reduce Variation None

MeSH Keywords: Liver Cirrhosis, Peritonitis, Paracentesis