Rate of broad-spectrum antibiotic overuse in patients receiving outpatient parenteral antibiotic therapy (OPAT)
Broad-spectrum antibiotics with once-daily dosing are often chosen for outpatient parenteral antibiotic therapy (OPAT) due to convenience even when narrower-spectrum antibiotics are appropriate. At our institution, up to 50% of select broad-spectrum OPAT regimens had potential to be narrowed, highlighting the need to re-evaluate regimens for de-escalation prior to discharge.
Brenon, Jessa R.; Shulder, Stephanie E.; Munsiff, Sonal S.; Burgoyne, Colleen M.; Nagel, Angela K.; and Pillinger, Kelly E. (2021). "Rate of broad-spectrum antibiotic overuse in patients receiving outpatient parenteral antibiotic therapy (OPAT)." Antimicrobial Stewardship & Healthcare Epidemiology 1.1.
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