Assessing appropriateness of antimicrobial therapy: in the eye of the interpreter.

@article{Depestel2014AssessingAO,
  title={Assessing appropriateness of antimicrobial therapy: in the eye of the interpreter.},
  author={Daryl D Depestel and Edward H. Eiland and Katherine T. Lusardi and Christopher J Destache and R C Mercier and Patrick M McDaneld and Kenneth C. Lamp and Thomas J Chung and Elizabeth D. Hermsen},
  journal={Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America},
  year={2014},
  volume={59 Suppl 3},
  pages={S154-61}
}
To address the increase of drug-resistant bacteria and widespread inappropriate use of antimicrobials, many healthcare institutions have implemented antimicrobial stewardship programs to promote appropriate use of antimicrobials and optimize patient outcomes. However, a consensus definition of appropriate use is lacking. We conducted a multicenter observational study to compare 4 definitions of appropriateness--a study site-specific definition, use supported by susceptibility data, use… CONTINUE READING
Recent Discussions
This paper has been referenced on Twitter 12 times over the past 90 days. VIEW TWEETS

From This Paper

Topics from this paper.
13 Citations
0 References
Similar Papers

Citations

Publications citing this paper.
Showing 1-10 of 13 extracted citations

Similar Papers

Loading similar papers…