A pilot study of process and outcome assessment in antibiotic therapy.

@article{Ilersich1991APS,
  title={A pilot study of process and outcome assessment in antibiotic therapy.},
  author={Andrew L Ilersich and John P Rovers and Thomas R Einarson},
  journal={The Canadian journal of hospital pharmacy},
  year={1991},
  volume={44 5},
  pages={
          251-8, 270
        }
}
A quality assurance survey of cefazolin therapy was conducted by pharmacists using process-related and outcome-related assessments. The purpose of this survey was to study the possibility of having pharmacists review and categorize the appropriateness and success of antibiotic therapy. During a three week period, 168 orders for cefazolin were identified and 67 prophylactic and medical therapies were selected and submitted for possible pharmacist review. Thirty-seven therapies were reviewed by… CONTINUE READING
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