Development and Application of an Antibiotic Spectrum Index for Benchmarking Antibiotic Selection Patterns Across Hospitals.

TitleDevelopment and Application of an Antibiotic Spectrum Index for Benchmarking Antibiotic Selection Patterns Across Hospitals.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2017
AuthorsGerber JS, Hersh AL, Kronman MP, Newland JG, Ross RK, Metjian TA
JournalInfect Control Hosp Epidemiol
Pagination1-5
Date Published2017 May 31
ISSN1559-6834
Abstract

Standard metrics for antimicrobial use consider volume but not spectrum of antimicrobial prescribing. We developed an antibiotic spectrum index (ASI) to classify commonly used antibiotics based on activity against important pathogens. The application of this index to hospital antibiotic use reveals how this tool enhances current antimicrobial stewardship metrics. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 2017:1-5.

DOI10.1017/ice.2017.94
Alternate JournalInfect Control Hosp Epidemiol
PubMed ID28560946