Application of an antibiotic spectrum index in the neonatal intensive care unit.

TitleApplication of an antibiotic spectrum index in the neonatal intensive care unit.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2019
AuthorsLahart AC, McPherson CC, Gerber JS, Warner BB, Lee BR, Newland JG
JournalInfect Control Hosp Epidemiol
Pagination1-3
Date Published2019 Jul 29
ISSN1559-6834
Abstract

Antimicrobial stewardship programs typically use days of therapy to assess antimicrobial use. However, this metric does not account for the antimicrobial spectrum of activity. We applied an antibiotic spectrum index to a population of very-low-birth-weight infants to assess its utility to evaluate the impact of antimicrobial stewardship interventions.

DOI10.1017/ice.2019.221
Alternate JournalInfect Control Hosp Epidemiol
PubMed ID31352907