Impact of a vancomycin restriction policy on use and cost of vancomycin and incidence of vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus.

@article{Morgan1997ImpactOA,
  title={Impact of a vancomycin restriction policy on use and cost of vancomycin and incidence of vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus.},
  author={Ashley S Morgan and Patrick Joseph Brennan and Neil O. Fishman},
  journal={The Annals of pharmacotherapy},
  year={1997},
  volume={31 9},
  pages={970-3}
}
OBJECTIVE To review the appropriateness of vancomycin therapy, changes in vancomycin use, and the incidence of vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus (VRE) after implementation of a limited restriction policy requiring approval from the Infectious Diseases Approval service to continue vancomycin therapy beyond 72 hours. DESIGN A prospective chart review was conducted in April 1995. Pharmacy billing data and infection control data were compared before and after policy implementation. SETTING A… CONTINUE READING
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