Outpatient parenteral antimicrobial therapy for orthopedic infections - a successful public healthcare experience in Brazil.

@article{Oliveira2016OutpatientPA,
  title={Outpatient parenteral antimicrobial therapy for orthopedic infections - a successful public healthcare experience in Brazil.},
  author={Priscila Rosalba Domingos de Oliveira and C{\'a}ssia da Silva F{\'e}lix and Vladimir Cordeiro de Carvalho and Arlete Mazzini Miranda Giovani and Rosangela Suarti Dos Reis and Marisa Beraldo and Edmir Peralta Albuquerque and Walter Cintra Ferreira and Jorge dos Santos Silva and Ana L{\'u}cia Lei Munhoz de Lima},
  journal={The Brazilian journal of infectious diseases : an official publication of the Brazilian Society of Infectious Diseases},
  year={2016},
  volume={20 3},
  pages={272-5}
}
Treatment of orthopedic infections usually requires prolonged antimicrobial therapy, ranging from 14 days up to 6 months. Nowadays, rising levels of antimicrobial resistance demands parenteral therapy for many patients. Outpatient parenteral antimicrobial therapy (OPAT) is a modality that allows treatment out of hospital in these situations. In Brazil, where a public universal healthcare system allows full coverage for all citizens, implantation and dissemination of OPAT programs would be… CONTINUE READING
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