Older patients with UTIs need antibiotics ASAP

Lower rates of sepsis are seen in over-65s given treatment on day of diagnosis, shows UK study

Older patients with suspected UTIs should be given antibiotics immediately, say UK researchers.

Their large study shows rates of sepsis are more than 10 times higher among over-65-year-olds given no antibiotics or a deferred script by their GP than for those prescribed the drugs straight away.