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Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2016 Aug;37(8):974-8. doi: 10.1017/ice.2016.103. Epub 2016 May 13.

Safety of Automatic End Dates for Antimicrobial Orders to Facilitate Stewardship.

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1Division of Infectious Diseases,The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia,Philadelphia,Pennsylvania.
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3Antimicrobial Stewardship Program,Office of Safety and Medical Operations,The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia,Philadelphia,Pennsylvania.
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4Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology,Perelman School of Medicine,University of Pennsylvania,Philadelphia,Pennsylvania.
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5Division of General Pediatrics,The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia,Philadelphia,Pennsylvania.
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7Medication Safety,Office of Safety and Medical Operations,The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia,Philadelphia,Pennsylvania.

Abstract

Following implementation of automatic end dates for antimicrobial orders to facilitate antimicrobial stewardship at a large, academic children's hospital, no differences were observed in patient mortality, length of stay, or readmission rates, even among patients with documented bacteremia. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 2016;37:974-978.

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27174362
DOI:
10.1017/ice.2016.103
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