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Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2019 Aug;40(8):932-935. doi: 10.1017/ice.2019.136. Epub 2019 Jun 14.

Improved mortality in Staphylococcus aureus bacteremia with the involvement of antimicrobial stewardship team and infectious disease consultation.

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1
Yale School of Medicine,Department of Internal Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut.
2
Yale New Haven Hospital,Department of Pharmacy Services, New Haven, Connecticut.
3
Yale School of Medicine,Section of Infectious Diseases, New Haven, Connecticut.

Abstract

A retrospective study was conducted to evaluate the value of the antimicrobial stewardship team (AST) combined with infectious diseases consultation (IDC) on management and outcomes of Staphylococcus aureus bacteremia (SAB) in a tertiary-care academic center. Involvement of AST or IDC was associated with reduced mortality of SAB.

PMID:
31196239
DOI:
10.1017/ice.2019.136

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