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Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2015 Sep;36(9):1103-5. doi: 10.1017/ice.2015.131. Epub 2015 May 26.

Evaluation of Outpatient Parenteral Antimicrobial Therapy at a Veterans Affairs Hospital.

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1
1Veterans Affairs Salt Lake City Health System,Salt Lake City,Utah.
2
4University of Utah School of Medicine,Salt Lake City,Utah.
3
6Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases,Department of Pediatrics,University of Utah School of Medicine,Salt Lake City,Utah.

Abstract

We reviewed outpatient parenteral antimicrobial therapy at a Veterans Affairs Medical Center to identify opportunities for antimicrobial stewardship intervention. A definite or possible modification would have been recommended in 60% of courses. Forty-one percent of outpatient parenteral antimicrobial therapy courses were potentially avoidable, including 22% involving infectious diseases consultation.

PMID:
26006046
DOI:
10.1017/ice.2015.131
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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