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Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2015 Feb;36(2):222-4. doi: 10.1017/ice.2014.27.

Outpatient parenteral antimicrobial therapy in pediatrics: an opportunity to expand antimicrobial stewardship.

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Division of Infectious Diseases,Department of Pediatrics,University of Utah,Salt Lake City,Utah.

Abstract

We reviewed patient discharges with outpatient parenteral antimicrobial therapy (OPAT) to determine whether outpatient parenteral antimicrobial therapy was modifiable or unnecessary at a large tertiary care children's hospital. At least one modification definitely or possibly would have been recommended for 78% of episodes. For more than 40% of episodes, outpatient parenteral antimicrobial therapy was potentially not indicated.

PMID:
25633007
DOI:
10.1017/ice.2014.27
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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