Whither infectious diseases consultations? Analysis of 14,005 consultations from a 5-year period.

@article{Yinnon2001WhitherID,
  title={Whither infectious diseases consultations? Analysis of 14,005 consultations from a 5-year period.},
  author={Amos Moshe Yinnon},
  journal={Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America},
  year={2001},
  volume={33 10},
  pages={1661-7}
}
During a 5-year period, data from all infectious disease (ID) consultations were recorded in a computerized database, which included 9068 new and 4937 additional consultations. The purpose of these 14,005 consultations was therapy (for 58%), diagnosis (for 13%), both (for 24%), and prophylaxis (for 4%); 51% were performed at the bedside, and the remainder were by discussion (19%) or telephone (30%). Recommendations included the following: initiation, change, or discontinuation of antibiotics… CONTINUE READING