Variability in Antifungal and Antiviral Use in Hospitalized Children.

TitleVariability in Antifungal and Antiviral Use in Hospitalized Children.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2017
AuthorsGoldman JL, Ross RK, Lee BR, Newland JG, Hersh AL, Kronman MP, Gerber JS
JournalInfect Control Hosp Epidemiol
Pagination1-4
Date Published2017 Mar 15
ISSN1559-6834
Abstract

We analyzed antifungal and antiviral prescribing among high-risk children across freestanding children's hospitals. Antifungal and antiviral days of therapy varied across hospitals. Benchmarking antifungal and antiviral use and developing antimicrobial stewardship strategies to optimize use of these high cost agents is needed. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 2017;1-4.

DOI10.1017/ice.2017.40
Alternate JournalInfect Control Hosp Epidemiol
PubMed ID28294077