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Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2019 Jun 24:1-3. doi: 10.1017/ice.2019.170. [Epub ahead of print]

The impact of formulary restriction on the relative consumption of carbapenems in intensive care units at an academic medical center.

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1
Department of Internal Medicine,Virginia Commonwealth University Health System,Richmond,Virginia.
2
Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine,Richmond,Virginia.
3
Virginia Commonwealth University Health System,Richmond,Virginia.
4
Department of Infectious Diseases,Hunter Holmes McGuire Veterans Affairs Medical Center,Richmond,Virginia.
5
Virginia Commonwealth University School of Pharmacy,Richmond,Virginia.

Abstract

Antipseudomonal carbapenems are an important target for antimicrobial stewardship programs. We evaluated the impact of formulary restriction and preauthorization on relative carbapenem use for medical and surgical intensive care units at a large, urban academic medical center using interrupted time-series analysis.

PMID:
31232265
DOI:
10.1017/ice.2019.170

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