Antimicrobial stewardship at transition of care from hospital to community

Nabin K. Shrestha, Archana Bhaskaran, Nikole M. Scalera, Steven K. Schmitt, Susan J. Rehm, Steven M. Gordon

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Abstract

Mandatory infectious disease consultation for parenteral antimicrobials at hospital discharge resulted in avoiding postdischarge parenteral antimicrobials in 28% of patients. No emergency department visit or rehospitalization within 30 days for these patients was a consequence of parenteral antimicrobial avoidance. Antimicrobial stewardship at transition of care is effective in reducing unnecessary antimicrobial use.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)401-404
Number of pages4
JournalInfection Control and Hospital Epidemiology
Volume33
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 1 2012

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