Trends in Antibiotic Use and Nosocomial Pathogens in Hospitalized Veterans With Pneumonia at 128 Medical Centers, 2006-2010.

@article{Jones2015TrendsIA,
  title={Trends in Antibiotic Use and Nosocomial Pathogens in Hospitalized Veterans With Pneumonia at 128 Medical Centers, 2006-2010.},
  author={Barbara Ellen Jones and Makoto M Jones and Benedikt D Huttner and Gregory Stoddard and Kevin Antoine Brown and Vanessa W. Stevens and Tom H. Greene and Brian Sauer and Karl J Madaras-Kelly and Michael Rubin and Matthew Bidwell Goetz and Matthew H. Samore},
  journal={Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America},
  year={2015},
  volume={61 9},
  pages={1403-10}
}
BACKGROUND In 2005, pneumonia practice guidelines recommended broad-spectrum antibiotics for patients with risk factors for nosocomial pathogens. The impact of these recommendations on the ability of providers to match treatment with nosocomial pathogens is unknown. METHODS Among hospitalizations with a principal diagnosis of pneumonia at 128 Department of Veterans Affairs medical centers from 2006 through 2010, we measured annual trends in antibiotic selection; initial blood or respiratory… CONTINUE READING
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