A National Survey of Outpatient Parenteral Antibiotic Therapy Practices.

TitleA National Survey of Outpatient Parenteral Antibiotic Therapy Practices.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2021
AuthorsVaz LE, Felder KK, Newland JG, Hersh AL, Rajapakse NS, Willis ZI, Banerjee R, Gerber JS, Schwenk HT, Wang ME
JournalJ Pediatric Infect Dis Soc
Date Published2021 Dec 23
ISSN2048-7207
Abstract

We conducted a national survey of pediatric infectious diseases (ID) clinicians on outpatient parenteral antibiotic therapy (OPAT) practices and post-discharge ID follow-up. Only 15% of sites required ID consultation for all OPAT. ID division resources for post-discharge care varied. Opportunities exist to increase ID involvement in post-discharge management of serious infections.

DOI10.1093/jpids/piab127
Alternate JournalJ Pediatric Infect Dis Soc
PubMed ID34939654