Cost-effectiveness of prospective and continuous parenteral antibiotic control: experience at the Palo Alto Veterans Affairs Medical Center from 1987 to 1989.

@article{Coleman1991CosteffectivenessOP,
  title={Cost-effectiveness of prospective and continuous parenteral antibiotic control: experience at the Palo Alto Veterans Affairs Medical Center from 1987 to 1989.},
  author={Robert W. Coleman and L C Rodondi and Sonja Kaubisch and N B Granzella and P D O'Hanley},
  journal={The American journal of medicine},
  year={1991},
  volume={90 4},
  pages={439-44}
}
PURPOSE Controlling inappropriate antibiotic usage is a major focus for hospital quality assurance and cost-containment programs. We assessed the impact of strengthening a parenteral antibiotic control policy and instituting continuous infectious disease service (IDS) reviews of the appropriateness of antimicrobial therapy on cost and patient outcomes. PATIENTS AND METHODS All patients receiving intravenous antibiotics during a 3.5-year period from 1986 to 1989 were included in either the pre… CONTINUE READING
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