Impact of a multidisciplinary team review of potential outpatient parenteral antimicrobial therapy prior to discharge from an academic medical center.

@article{Heintz2011ImpactOA,
  title={Impact of a multidisciplinary team review of potential outpatient parenteral antimicrobial therapy prior to discharge from an academic medical center.},
  author={Brett H. Heintz and Jenana Halilovic and Cinda L Christensen},
  journal={The Annals of pharmacotherapy},
  year={2011},
  volume={45 11},
  pages={1329-37}
}
BACKGROUND Outpatient parenteral antimicrobial therapy (OPAT) is frequently prescribed at hospital discharge, often without infectious diseases (ID) clinician oversight. We developed a multidisciplinary team, including an ID pharmacist, to review OPAT care plans at hospital discharge to improve safety, clinical efficacy, practicality, and appropriateness of the proposed antimicrobial regimen. OBJECTIVE To evaluate the impact of the OPAT team on regimen safety, efficacy, and complexity… CONTINUE READING
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