Total duration of antimicrobial therapy in veterans hospitalized with uncomplicated pneumonia: Results of a national medication utilization evaluation.

@article{MadarasKelly2016TotalDO,
  title={Total duration of antimicrobial therapy in veterans hospitalized with uncomplicated pneumonia: Results of a national medication utilization evaluation.},
  author={Karl J Madaras-Kelly and Muriel Burk and Christina M Caplinger and Jefferson G. Bohan and Melinda M. Neuhauser and Matthew Bidwell Goetz and Rongping Zhang and Francesca E. Cunningham},
  journal={Journal of hospital medicine},
  year={2016},
  volume={11 12},
  pages={
          832-839
        }
}
OBJECTIVE Practice guidelines recommend the shortest duration of antimicrobial therapy appropriate to treat uncomplicated pneumonia be prescribed to reduce the emergence of resistant pathogens. A national evaluation was conducted to assess the duration of therapy for pneumonia. DESIGN Retrospective medication utilization evaluation. SETTING Thirty Veterans Affairs medical centers. PATIENTS Inpatients discharged with a diagnosis of pneumonia. MEASUREMENTS A manual review of electronic… CONTINUE READING
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