Antibiotic prescribing at the transition from hospitalization to discharge: a target for antibiotic stewardship.

@article{Yogo2015AntibioticPA,
  title={Antibiotic prescribing at the transition from hospitalization to discharge: a target for antibiotic stewardship.},
  author={Norihiro Yogo and Michelle K. Haas and Bryan C. Knepper and William J. Burman and Philip S Mehler and Timothy C. Jenkins},
  journal={Infection control and hospital epidemiology},
  year={2015},
  volume={36 4},
  pages={
          474-8
        }
}
Of 300 patients prescribed oral antibiotics at the time of hospital discharge, urinary tract infection, community-acquired pneumonia, and skin infections accounted for 181 of the treatment indications (60%). Half of the prescriptions were antibiotics with broad Gram-negative activity. Discharge prescriptions were inappropriate in 79 of 150 cases reviewed (53%). 
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