Survey to determine the relative importance of clinical factors used to make empiric antibiotic decisions.

TitleSurvey to determine the relative importance of clinical factors used to make empiric antibiotic decisions.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2020
AuthorsKim C, Szymczak JE, Schnellinger EM, Herman DJ, Kennedy LA, Talati NJ, Hamilton KW
JournalInfect Control Hosp Epidemiol
Pagination1-3
Date Published2020 Sep 02
ISSN1559-6834
Abstract

A cross-sectional survey study of inpatient prescribers in a university health system was performed to assess the importance they place on different clinical risk factors when making empiric antibiotic decisions. Our findings show that these clinical risk factors were weighted differently based on the clinical scenario and the type of prescriber.

DOI10.1017/ice.2020.378
Alternate JournalInfect Control Hosp Epidemiol
PubMed ID32873345