Economic Impact of Implementing Pneumonia Treatment Guidelines for Intravenous to Oral Conversion

@article{Emerson2008EconomicIO,
  title={Economic Impact of Implementing Pneumonia Treatment Guidelines for Intravenous to Oral Conversion},
  author={Christopher R. Emerson and Marilena S. Antonopoulos and Nino Marzella and S. S. Grossman},
  journal={Hospital Pharmacy},
  year={2008},
  volume={43},
  pages={886 - 894}
}
Background Inpatient treatment of pneumonia produces significant costs to the health care system. In an effort to improve quality of care, decrease length of stay, and decrease drug costs associated with treating pneumonia, on October 1, 2006, the Veterans Affairs New York Harbor Healthcare System (VANYHHS) implemented guidelines for treating hospitalized patients with pneumonia. These guidelines included specific criteria for initial selection of an antimicrobial agent based on patient risk… Expand
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