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Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2019 Jun 24:1-3. doi: 10.1017/ice.2019.171. [Epub ahead of print]

Association between meeting core elements for inpatient antimicrobial stewardship and antibiotic utilization.

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1
Division of Surveillance and Investigation,Virginia Department of Health,Richmond,Virginia.
2
Vizient, Irving,Texas.
3
Virginia Commonwealth University Health,Richmond,Virginia.
4
Department of Hospital Epidemiology and Infection Control,Virginia Commonwealth University,Richmond,Virginia.
5
Department of Pharmacotherapy and Outcomes Science,Virginia Commonwealth University Richmond,Virginia.

Abstract

We used multivariable analyses to assess whether meeting core elements was associated with antibiotic utilization. Compliance with 7 elements versus not doing so was associated with higher use of broad-spectrum agents for community-acquired infections [days of therapy per 1,000 patient days: 155 (39) vs 133 (29), P = .02] and anti-methicillin-resistant S. aureus agents [days of therapy per 1,000 patient days: 145 (37) vs 124 (30), P = .03].

PMID:
31232263
DOI:
10.1017/ice.2019.171

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