Home intravenous antibiotic therapy (HIVAT): indications, patients and antimicrobial agents.

@article{Williams1995HomeIA,
  title={Home intravenous antibiotic therapy (HIVAT): indications, patients and antimicrobial agents.},
  author={David Neville Williams},
  journal={International journal of antimicrobial agents},
  year={1995},
  volume={5 1},
  pages={3-8}
}
Concern regarding escalating costs of inhospital intravenous (i.v.) antibiotic treatment has stimulated interest in providing i.v. antibiotic therapy in outpatient or home settings (HIVAT). HIVAT should be considered when patients no longer need careful observation and daily nursing care. Successful HIVAT can be accomplished utilizing a team approach… CONTINUE READING