Outpatient parenteral antibiotic therapy (OPAT) stewardship program

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We developed an outpatient parenteral antibiotic therapy (OPAT) stewardship program in a freestanding children’s hospital to improve the appropriateness of OPAT prescribing” Hersh et al (2017).

Abstract:

We developed an outpatient parenteral antibiotic therapy (OPAT) stewardship program in a freestanding children’s hospital to improve the appropriateness of OPAT prescribing. Introduction of the program enabled expert review of nearly 90% of the patients being prepared for discharge with OPAT and was associated with a 24% reduction in OPAT use.

Reference:

Hersh, A.L., Olson, J., Stockmann, C., Thorell, E.A., Knackstedt, E.D., Esquibel, L., Sanderson, S. and Pavia, A.T. (2017) Impact of Antimicrobial Stewardship for Pediatric Outpatient Parenteral Antibiotic Therapy. Journal of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society. May 26th. [Epub ahead of print].

doi: 10.1093/jpids/pix038.

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