Safety of Automatic End Dates for Antimicrobial Orders to Facilitate Stewardship.

TitleSafety of Automatic End Dates for Antimicrobial Orders to Facilitate Stewardship.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2016
AuthorsRoss RK, Beus JM, Metjian TA, A Localio R, Shelov ED, Desai BR, O'Neill SP, Zaoutis TE, Gerber JS
JournalInfect Control Hosp Epidemiol
Pagination1-5
Date Published2016 May 13
ISSN1559-6834
Abstract

Following implementation of automatic end dates for antimicrobial orders to facilitate antimicrobial stewardship at a large, academic children's hospital, no differences were observed in patient mortality, length of stay, or readmission rates, even among patients with documented bacteremia. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 2016;1-5.

DOI10.1017/ice.2016.103
Alternate JournalInfect Control Hosp Epidemiol
PubMed ID27174362