OPAT for homeless people reviewed in this article

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Patients who identify themselves as homeless may receive OPAT less often, and little is known about their treatment outcomes” Hernandez et al (2016).

Abstract:

Outpatient parenteral antimicrobial therapy (OPAT) is increasingly used to treat serious infections. Patients who identify themselves as homeless may receive OPAT less often, and little is known about their treatment outcomes. The purpose of this study was to describe challenges, treatment completion rates, and cost savings of OPAT in homeless patients discharged from a public safety-net hospital.

Reference:

Hernandez, W., Price, C. Knepper, B. McLees, M. and Young, H. (2016) Oral Parenteral Antimicrobial Therapy Administration in a Homeless Population. Journal of Infusion Nursing. 39(2), p.81-85.

doi: 10.1097/NAN.0000000000000165

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