Impact of Infectious Diseases Society of America/Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society guidelines on treatment of community-acquired pneumonia in hospitalized children.

TitleImpact of Infectious Diseases Society of America/Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society guidelines on treatment of community-acquired pneumonia in hospitalized children.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2014
AuthorsRoss RK, Hersh AL, Kronman MP, Newland JG, Metjian TA, A Localio R, Zaoutis TE, Gerber JS
JournalClin Infect Dis
Volume58
Issue6
Pagination834-8
Date Published2014 Mar
ISSN1537-6591
KeywordsAdolescent, Amoxicillin, Ampicillin, Anti-Bacterial Agents, Child, Child, Preschool, Community-Acquired Infections, Guideline Adherence, Hospitalization, Humans, Infant, Longitudinal Studies, Pediatrics, Pneumonia, Practice Guidelines as Topic, Societies, Medical, United States
Abstract

We examined the impact of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society/Infectious Diseases Society of America guidelines that recommend ampicillin or amoxicillin for children hospitalized with community-acquired pneumonia. Prescribing of ampicillin/amoxicillin increased following guideline publication, but remains low. Cephalosporin and macrolide prescribing decreased but remains common. Further studies exploring outcomes of and reasons for compliance with guidelines are warranted.

DOI10.1093/cid/ciu013
Alternate JournalClin. Infect. Dis.
PubMed ID24399088