Use of Antimicrobial Agents in Hospitalized Children for Noninfectious Indications.

TitleUse of Antimicrobial Agents in Hospitalized Children for Noninfectious Indications.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2019
AuthorsJaggi P, Hamdy RF, Lee B, Hersh AL, Gerber JS, Sharland M, Terrill C, Newland JG
Corporate AuthorsSHARPS Collaborative
JournalJ Pediatric Infect Dis Soc
Date Published2019 Jul 31
ISSN2048-7207
Abstract

In this point-prevalence study of 32 US children's hospitals, we determined that 1.7% of hospitalized children received at least 1 antimicrobial agent for a non-infection-related reason; macrolides were used most commonly. Antimicrobial stewardship efforts to understand and affect use for these reasons is an unmet need; additional research considering the individual and societal effects of these antimicrobial-prescribing practices should be undertaken.

DOI10.1093/jpids/piz053
Alternate JournalJ Pediatric Infect Dis Soc
PubMed ID32677678