Antimicrobial prescription errors in hospitalized children: role of antimicrobial stewardship program in detection and intervention.

@article{Pentima2009AntimicrobialPE,
  title={Antimicrobial prescription errors in hospitalized children: role of antimicrobial stewardship program in detection and intervention.},
  author={Maria Cecilia Di Pentima and Shannon Chan and Stephen C. Eppes and Joel D. Klein},
  journal={Clinical pediatrics},
  year={2009},
  volume={48 5},
  pages={505-12}
}
BACKGROUND Antimicrobial stewardship programs (ASP) are an effective strategy to ensure that antibiotics are used in accordance with scientific evidence to improve patient outcome, minimize antimicrobial (AM) resistance, and reduce hospital costs. The article describes the impact of the implementation of an ASP on AM prescription errors. METHODS Prospective, single-center study performed at a tertiary pediatric teaching hospital that actively monitored 13 targeted AMs (amikacin, amphotericin… CONTINUE READING

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